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Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby littlemoonboot on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:33 pm

http://triblive.com/sports/penguins/352 ... ns-milbury

When told of Milbury's latest comment, Crosby could only shake his head.

"I wasn't aware of it," Crosby said, with more than a hint of sarcasm in his voice. "He watches so much hockey, he must know. I'll try to do a better job of playing defensively."


"It's a little irritating," Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen said. "I try not to get too flustered by it. He always has a bonehead remark to make."



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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby MarioLives on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:40 pm

I just do not understand the constant criticism of Crosby. I do not hear other players getting ripped like the by other hockey "experts". I just don't get it. OV is off limits.....
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby columbia on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:41 pm

It's good for ratings and webpage views.
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Rylan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:46 pm

MarioLives wrote:I just do not understand the constant criticism of Crosby. I do not hear other players getting ripped like the by other hockey "experts". I just don't get it. OV is off limits.....


OV is not off limits in the slightest.
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby littlemoonboot on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:47 pm

For what it's worth, SI recently had an article asking whether or not Ovie is washed up. Seems to me now Giroux is the media darling....oh wait that's just Pierre.

Crosby is the best. He's the most visible and relevant. People can't help but talk about him.
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby IMFC on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:18 pm

The whole 'trying too hard' to say something controversial is borrrrrrrrring.

As is, "quack quack quack LEADERSHIP quack quack quack."

Your ratings suck - FOR A REASON.
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:22 pm

Milbury is a nimrod. Has he not noticed that Sid also plays on the PK team now. And one of his main purposes of being there is to win faceoffs, which BTW, he does a pretty good job.

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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Gaucho on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:28 pm

A nimrod? :shock:
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:39 pm

The second definition, which is either "a slow-witted person" or "a stupid person."

http://ask.yahoo.com/20040211.html

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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Mr. Colby on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:41 pm

He was partially right... those 2 guys pick and choose when they want to play defense. Look no further than Philly's second goal last night and Sid's lackluster defensive play on it
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Lt. Dish on Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:44 pm

No more Sidbot... I like.
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby penmyst on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:08 pm

Milbury may be a nimrod, but what he said isn't far from the truth.

Crosby getting criticism is part and parcel of today's non-stop barrage of sports media. You could certainly apply Milbury's comments to Gretzky, Lemieux, hell just about every single solitary "offensive" great of the last 50 years. But you didn't have 24/7 insta-coverage to talk about it back then.

I think, by and large, today's NHL "offensive" stars carry a much heavier load all-around because they actually DO contribute defensively as part of day-to-day play. That's the way the NHL is now, and it's also why we don't see 200 point scorers.

I thought Crosby's answer was fine. I did think Nisky should just shut the hell up and focus on playing better.
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby jwest21 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:09 pm

If NBC Sports would remove the 80 IQ max requirement when hiring commentators, stupid comments like this wouldn't be an issue
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Gaucho on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:11 pm

Big Easy Pens Fan wrote:The second definition, which is either "a slow-witted person" or "a stupid person."

http://ask.yahoo.com/20040211.html

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Thanks, I honestly was not aware of that definition. :oops:
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby knives of ice on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:18 pm

this is basically the pittsburgh media fishing for a story to grab attention and readers. to get offended by what milbury said is a joke. he said nothing wrong.

now, i think he is a horrible commentator but to get offended or to think what he said should be a story is ridiculous.
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby mikey287 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:04 pm

Who throws a shoe...?
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Steve Dave on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:10 pm

Osgood, Chara, Spezza, Luongo...
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Godric on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:40 pm

knives of ice wrote:this is basically the pittsburgh media fishing for a story to grab attention and readers. to get offended by what milbury said is a joke. he said nothing wrong.

now, i think he is a horrible commentator but to get offended or to think what he said should be a story is ridiculous.


Its not the insensitivity that bothers me or most people I think... Its that we are offended by just how bad of a commentator he is
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Desiato on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:47 pm

This is what Milbury is paid to do. Every time we talk about him, it raises his profile. WTG: you've been trolled.
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby DudeMan2766 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:28 am

I can't believe there isnt more talk of what he said in the 2nd intermission. Well it wasnt so much what he said, but how he so carefully phrased it. They were going over crosby's backcheck on Talbot's SO breakaway. The two Flyer goons were talking it up like it was a great play then pulled the ol' "but wait a minute." They closed in on how Crosby may have clipped Max's hands and it should have been a PS. Milbury says, "Credit to him though. It looked like a great play and took us 3 looks to see he actually cheated there." When has an analyst ever phrased a missed call as the offending player as "Cheating?" I think he knew exactly what he was doing there.

Oh and Pierre was on another planet last night. I got home halfway thru the 1st and he was on my nerves instantly. He knows that he doesnt have to speak every time Doc takes a breath right?? Then on the 3rd Flyers goal Wayne Simmonds was in front of the net, whiffs on the rebound as it bounces to Voricek for the goal. He did nothhing of value - Pierre: "What a courageous and unselfish play by Wayne Simmonds there"

Then Giroux elbows Engelland in the face in the corner and he hails his leadership, all while burying CFA on a completely trash elbowing call. He annoys me, but last night was something special from him. He just does not STFU
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:32 am

Tell us how you really feel dudeman. ;)
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby IanMoran on Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:44 am

It honestly does kind of annoy me, I've never seen w leagues best player disrespected so much as Crosby is for no reason. Maybe Lebron but a lot of that was self-brought on.

It's not just Philly and such, since moving to msp I've heard a lot of "pens fan? Yea, I hate Crosby." I just don't get it
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Matthew Monstar on Fri Feb 22, 2013 3:47 am

I was unbelievably annoyed with Pierre's constant bias hard one for Captain Planet Giroux... (He's an unbelievable leader, Did you see he just made that routine check?)....


Or COACH LAVIOLETTE IS AWESOME. "Give Laviolette an assist!" "Awesome coaching" "The way he looks and smells, awesome!!!! EXTREME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1



It was so hilarious. Giroux was quite invisible in my eyes, but I don't know what the eff I was watching. Didn't seem like a hockey game.
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby canaan on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:52 am

Gaucho wrote:
Big Easy Pens Fan wrote:The second definition, which is either "a slow-witted person" or "a stupid person."

http://ask.yahoo.com/20040211.html

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Thanks, I honestly was not aware of that definition. :oops:

twas made famous in America by bugs bunny making a biblical reference that no one got and, through context clues, assumed it meant stupid
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Re: Crosby and Niskanen respond to Milbury's comments

Postby Lt. Dish on Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:55 am

IanMoran wrote:It honestly does kind of annoy me, I've never seen w leagues best player disrespected so much as Crosby is for no reason. Maybe Lebron but a lot of that was self-brought on.

It's not just Philly and such, since moving to msp I've heard a lot of "pens fan? Yea, I hate Crosby." I just don't get it


I went to a Flyers-Someone game 5 years ago and ran into an acquaintance who was there with a friend. After being exposed as a Pens fan, I immediately got treated to bleating by someone I had just met, "Oh, I can't stand 'Cindy.' He's such a [pejorative]..." etc. I gave the same answer I always give: an ostensibly bemused and subtly sarcastic "Huh." I enjoy the deflated look I get in return and revel in the consistency. Happens all the time, and almost always about Sid.

When I meet someone new whom I know is a fan of another team, I don't immediately start trashing their favorite team's players to their faces. Why not? Because I wasn't raised in the wild by wolves.

/csb
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