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(Sportsnet)   Sidney Crosby to sign a 12 year, 104 million dollar contract. Countdown to career ending concussion and years of Penguins butthurt in 3.....2.....1   (sportsnet.ca) divider line 51
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2012-06-28 04:16:50 PM
Take out the instigator rule so players think twice before hitting cindy.

Also Cindy was acting like a cry baby biatch in the 1st round.
 
2012-06-28 05:17:48 PM
Damn, that's a lot of money.
 
2012-06-28 05:18:04 PM
Despite the fact that Crosby routinely makes my favorite team his stable of biatches, I really hope he gets to play most of this out without a major injury. I know he has his imperfections, but he's such a rare talent.
 
2012-06-28 05:21:52 PM

ontariolightning: Take out the instigator rule so players think twice before hitting cindy.

Also Cindy was acting like a cry baby biatch in the 1st round.


What?! How dare you? To call the greatest player of our generation by the female equivalent of his proper name is an OUTRAGE!

And furthermore..! Oh, wait... ontariolightning. Oh, I see. Ok then.

Go Penguins.
 
2012-06-28 05:26:09 PM
This could be a Rick Dipietro in the making.

/subby
//first green!!! Yay!!!
 
2012-06-28 05:27:40 PM
Every time he shoves someone's glove on the ice, an angel gets it's wings.
 
2012-06-28 05:27:45 PM

ontariolightning: Take out the instigator rule so players think twice before hitting cindy.


Like the rules apply to Crosby anyway.
 
2012-06-28 05:28:45 PM

Martonio: This could be a Rick Dipietro in the making.


Hey! DP performs the essential function of helping to keep the payroll above the salary floor!

/sigh
 
2012-06-28 05:45:54 PM
Love him or hate him, dude's got talent that nobody in the league can match right now. I hope he sets the league on fire next year.
 
2012-06-28 05:45:58 PM

WhiskeySticks: Every time he shoves someone's glove on the ice, an angel gets it's wings.


You know what, that was a biatch move and I still loved it when I saw it. In the big scheme of vile f***ery that happened in that series, that was about the most innocuous thing there was.
 
2012-06-28 05:50:17 PM
Interestingly, he's not getting a pay raise -- still at $8.7 million a year (he seems to like 87 for some reason).

I don't think this is a DiPietro situation on two levels -- 1) DiPietro didn't turn a franchise around and win a Stanley Cup in the process and 2) Pittsburgh teams are known for rewarding loyalty -- Mario himself signed a long term contract making him the first "Penguin For Life" and it doesn't surprise me that he's offered Crosby the same.
 
2012-06-28 05:55:00 PM

NittLion78: WhiskeySticks: Every time he shoves someone's glove on the ice, an angel gets it's wings.

You know what, that was a biatch move and I still loved it when I saw it. In the big scheme of vile f***ery that happened in that series, that was about the most innocuous thing there was.


it was great tv

crosbys a villian
 
2012-06-28 05:55:21 PM
You just *know* someone is going to do their very best to absolutely *LEVEL* Sid in the first 6 weeks of the season, if only because of jealousy over both his talent and his contract. And I will be cheering when it happens. And I am hoping it is an absolutely 100% clean, legal hit mid-ice (I don't want him seriously hurt, just given the message that either he takes the hits everyone else gets like a man, or he cries like a little girl to the officials and loses all respect from everyone on the ice with him).
 
2012-06-28 05:55:45 PM
I piss my pants just anticipating the next flyers pens game
 
2012-06-28 05:56:04 PM
Wow. For a guy that can't stay on the ice and is one concussion away from having to retire that's just....retarded. I'm all for it.

/Go Caps!
 
2012-06-28 06:09:08 PM

Donnchadha: Interestingly, he's not getting a pay raise -- still at $8.7 million a year (he seems to like 87 for some reason).

I don't think this is a DiPietro situation on two levels -- 1) DiPietro didn't turn a franchise around and win a Stanley Cup in the process and 2) Pittsburgh teams are known for rewarding loyalty -- Mario himself signed a long term contract making him the first "Penguin For Life" and it doesn't surprise me that he's offered Crosby the same.


Having 4 straight top two picks in the NHL draft has a lot of do with that. I'd argue it's next to impossible for a team to fail when they get to draft Marc Andre Fleury, Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby and Jordan Staal over four years.

I'm glad to see Crosby's loyalty to the Pittsburgh Penguins be rewarded, but think it's batshiat crazy to give a guy with concussion issues a 12 year deal.
 
2012-06-28 06:21:04 PM

Martonio: I'm glad to see Crosby's loyalty to the Pittsburgh Penguins be rewarded, but think it's batshiat crazy to give a guy with concussion issues a 12 year deal.


If he plays one season, the Penguins are going to make the majority of that $104 million back in merchandising sales and ancillary revenues just from his being there. I'm sure they're not worrying too much.
 
2012-06-28 06:29:27 PM
Why is there a countdown to the countdown?
 
2012-06-28 06:52:01 PM

NittLion78: WhiskeySticks: Every time he shoves someone's glove on the ice, an angel gets it's wings.

You know what, that was a biatch move and I still loved it when I saw it. In the big scheme of vile f***ery that happened in that series, that was about the most innocuous thing there was.


Had it been Hartnall that did it to Sid, the Flyers fans would have been laughing. Because it was Sid that did it, he's classless.
 
2012-06-28 06:56:46 PM
I recognize his skills, but his biatchy attitude about getting hit turns me off. That's why opponents want to line him up so often. Mario was the same way with better scoring numbers. Crosby would be a good fit with the Canadiens.
 
2012-06-28 07:04:35 PM

Donnchadha: (he seems to like 87 for some reason).


Because his Birthday is 8-7-87.
 
2012-06-28 07:08:46 PM

notadamnduck: Martonio: I'm glad to see Crosby's loyalty to the Pittsburgh Penguins be rewarded, but think it's batshiat crazy to give a guy with concussion issues a 12 year deal.

If he plays one season, the Penguins are going to make the majority of that $104 million back in merchandising sales and ancillary revenues just from his being there. I'm sure they're not worrying too much.


It doesn't matter, some company was willing to insure the contract so the team would only be out a chunk of that money. That insurance company on the other hand is gambling that he is past his concussion issues.
 
2012-06-28 07:15:56 PM
Crosby never had a major concussion. He had a minor concussion and a neck injury that was misdiagnosed as a concussion. Once the proper treatment was given for the neck injury, he was fine. Crosby will be fine, no more succeptable to major injury than anyone else in the league.
 
2012-06-28 07:37:23 PM
I know nothing about the contract goings-on in hockey, or how their CBA works, but I just saw the Kings gave their goalie a 10-year extension on his contract, which brings to a few questions:

Is it common for NHL teams to give players those many years on their deals?
And how often do players actually play out the entirety of the contract w/ that team?
Is the money guaranteed, or can teams release a player like in the NFL, effectively terminating the contract?
 
2012-06-28 07:55:26 PM

pjlawrence81:
Is it common for NHL teams to give players those many years on their deals?
And how often do players actually play out the entirety of the contract w/ that team?
Is the money guaranteed, or can teams release a player like in the NFL, effectively terminating the contract?


Now that teams know they can front load the contracts to keep the cap hit low and have ample opportunities later to be rid of them (bury player in the minors, trade to a team that has cap space to spare but don't need to pay that amount in actual salary) it is the norm for all star players rather than the exception. The money is guaranteed (even if they're in the minors) unless the player retires or refuses to report to the team.

I hate the contracts, since I would rather have the cap hit reflect the actual salary, but it is what it is. It helps the big market teams but if the alternative is just letting the owners pocket the money when they reach the cap I guess it's the lesser of two evils.

Don't know the details of the Crosby deal yet, but the Quick contract is definitely front loaded.

Can't be as bad as that original Kovalchuk deal. (Come on....until he's 44?) The Brad Richards deal is bad too (making $12 million, cap hit under $7? Final 3 years at $1 million?)
 
2012-06-28 07:59:42 PM
Martonio * * Smartest * * Funniest * [ ] Smartest [ ] Funniest 2012-06-28 05:26:09 PM This could be a Rick Dipietro in the making. /subby //first green!!! Yay!!!
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Sadly, likely. Everyone sane was expecting a one or two year deal to see if his head holds out and THEN the decade-long contract.

But whatever.
 
2012-06-28 09:12:54 PM

abmoraz: Donnchadha: (he seems to like 87 for some reason).

Because his Birthday is 8-7-87.


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2012-06-28 09:14:45 PM

Martonio: I'm glad to see Crosby's loyalty to the Pittsburgh Penguins be rewarded, but think it's batshiat crazy to give a guy with concussion issues a 12 year deal.


I'm sure there's an injury based retirement clause in there though. If his symptoms keeps him from playing more than 4 years, I'm sure they won't keep paying him $8.7 million to do be retired for 8.
 
2012-06-28 09:44:55 PM
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2012-06-28 09:50:36 PM
GavinTheAlmighty
Love him or hate him, dude's got talent that nobody in the league can match right now. .
Orly?

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2012-06-28 10:01:44 PM

Chak: Orly?


I stand by my assertion. I love all of those guys and would kill to have Giroux and Malkin on Tampa alongside Stamkos and St. Louis, but I still think that Crosby is the best player in the game. He's a lifetime 1.4 PPG player, spent how many months on the disabled list and came back to finish the season with a PPG average of 1.68 over 22 games.
 
2012-06-29 12:55:36 AM
12 years for a guy who missed 2 seasons with a concussion. Yeah, real smart.
 
2012-06-29 12:58:13 AM

GavinTheAlmighty: Chak: Orly?

I stand by my assertion. I love all of those guys and would kill to have Giroux and Malkin on Tampa alongside Stamkos and St. Louis, but I still think that Crosby is the best player in the game. He's a lifetime 1.4 PPG player, spent how many months on the disabled list and came back to finish the season with a PPG average of 1.68 over 22 games.


Who the fark are you to post a well-reasoned, well-thought opinion on here?
 
2012-06-29 01:04:18 AM
www.stjohns.edu

Nice salary cap hit. Hope he stays healthy. Heh-heh
 
2012-06-29 01:42:07 AM

GavinTheAlmighty: Chak: Orly?

I stand by my assertion. I love all of those guys and would kill to have Giroux and Malkin on Tampa alongside Stamkos and St. Louis, but I still think that Crosby is the best player in the game. He's a lifetime 1.4 PPG player, spent how many months on the disabled list and came back to finish the season with a PPG average of 1.68 over 22 games.


I'm sorry, but I have to disagree for now. I want to see if he can play an entire season without injury problems before I think of him as one of the best in the game again.

I have no doubt he can put up the numbers, I just want to see him play a full season first. If he can, then he will deserve this contract extension. If not, then the Pens will have made a huge error.

As for Quick, after the season he had; the Kings had better lock him up. I just wish he wasn't in our division.
 
2012-06-29 02:26:00 AM
Really? A 12-year deal for a guy with a really bad concussion in his recent past? That's Oakland Raiders-level crazy.
 
2012-06-29 03:00:42 AM

Fubar: Crosby never had a major concussion. He had a minor concussion and a neck injury that was misdiagnosed as a concussion. Once the proper treatment was given for the neck injury, he was fine. Crosby will be fine, no more succeptable to major injury than anyone else in the league.


blessthe40oz.com

Anyone surprised by this deal doesn't follow hockey, is an idiot or both. And where are the complaints about Ovechkin, who has just as long a deal and is making more money?
 
2012-06-29 09:33:41 AM

desertgeek: I'm sorry, but I have to disagree for now. I want to see if he can play an entire season without injury problems before I think of him as one of the best in the game again.

I have no doubt he can put up the numbers, I just want to see him play a full season first. If he can, then he will deserve this contract extension. If not, then the Pens will have made a huge error.


Who do you feel is better than Crosby right now? And if his numbers are lower than Crosby's, then how did you come to your conclusion? No snark, I'm always interested in this kind of discussion.
 
2012-06-29 10:20:59 AM
Even if the guy is knocked silly and has to sit in a dark room for weeks unable to ever play again, Mario will have a spot for him somewhere in the organization. Not matter how long his contract, he's going to get paid by the Pens one way or another.

As far as the glove pushing incident, I was glad he did it. Less complaining, more of an edge and he may start to win over those who dislike him, myself included. But those who hate him, it gives them another reason to get all butt hurt after Crosby lights it up against their favorite team. I can always applaud a dick move when I see one if nobody gets hurt. I hope he's spent his off season pulling the chair out from under people as they go to sit down.
 
2012-06-29 10:28:08 AM

WhiskeySticks: Even if the guy is knocked silly and has to sit in a dark room for weeks unable to ever play again, Mario will have a spot for him somewhere in the organization. Not matter how long his contract, he's going to get paid by the Pens one way or another.

As far as the glove pushing incident, I was glad he did it. Less complaining, more of an edge and he may start to win over those who dislike him, myself included. But those who hate him, it gives them another reason to get all butt hurt after Crosby lights it up against their favorite team. I can always applaud a dick move when I see one if nobody gets hurt. I hope he's spent his off season pulling the chair out from under people as they go to sit down.


You sound like an insufferable prick to be around.

I am glad to have met you. :-)
 
2012-06-29 11:11:25 AM

GavinTheAlmighty: desertgeek: I'm sorry, but I have to disagree for now. I want to see if he can play an entire season without injury problems before I think of him as one of the best in the game again.

I have no doubt he can put up the numbers, I just want to see him play a full season first. If he can, then he will deserve this contract extension. If not, then the Pens will have made a huge error.

Who do you feel is better than Crosby right now? And if his numbers are lower than Crosby's, then how did you come to your conclusion? No snark, I'm always interested in this kind of discussion.


I would put Merkin either equal to or a little over crosby. His grit, size and skill make him incredibly difficult to get the puck away from, he can throw the body and do damage, and this year he completely carried that team. I mean, he turned James Neal into a 40 goal scorer while putting 50 of his own up. He's more durable than sid, and has shown over the past 2 seasons that he can be a leader if the team needs him to be. A 1.2 PPG is nothing to scoff at as well.
 
2012-06-29 12:15:00 PM

dosboot: [www.stjohns.edu image 405x400]

Nice salary cap hit. Hope he stays healthy. Heh-heh


That's the same salary cap hit he'd been responsible for previously. So why don't you just fuggedaboutit?
 
2012-06-29 12:58:02 PM

GavinTheAlmighty: desertgeek: I'm sorry, but I have to disagree for now. I want to see if he can play an entire season without injury problems before I think of him as one of the best in the game again.

I have no doubt he can put up the numbers, I just want to see him play a full season first. If he can, then he will deserve this contract extension. If not, then the Pens will have made a huge error.

Who do you feel is better than Crosby right now? And if his numbers are lower than Crosby's, then how did you come to your conclusion? No snark, I'm always interested in this kind of discussion.


If you look at talent alone, I'd go Malkin, Stamkos, Crosby in my top 3 with Giroux just outside of that. But my point is that talent means nothing if the guy is going to get hurt and miss games.
 
2012-06-29 01:48:08 PM

Donnchadha: Interestingly, he's not getting a pay raise -- still at $8.7 million a year (he seems to like 87 for some reason).

I don't think this is a DiPietro situation on two levels -- 1) DiPietro didn't turn a franchise around and win a Stanley Cup in the process and 2) Pittsburgh teams are known for rewarding loyalty -- Mario himself signed a long term contract making him the first "Penguin For Life" and it doesn't surprise me that he's offered Crosby the same.


Agreed
 
2012-06-29 02:02:51 PM

pjlawrence81: I know nothing about the contract goings-on in hockey, or how their CBA works, but I just saw the Kings gave their goalie a 10-year extension on his contract, which brings to a few questions:

Is it common for NHL teams to give players those many years on their deals?
And how often do players actually play out the entirety of the contract w/ that team?
Is the money guaranteed, or can teams release a player like in the NFL, effectively terminating the contract?


No, the rest of the world uses real money while the NFL uses monopoly money.

Long contracts have only really been common recently.
 
2012-06-29 02:05:50 PM

Marisyana: Fubar: Crosby never had a major concussion. He had a minor concussion and a neck injury that was misdiagnosed as a concussion. Once the proper treatment was given for the neck injury, he was fine. Crosby will be fine, no more succeptable to major injury than anyone else in the league.

[blessthe40oz.com image 480x347]

Anyone surprised by this deal doesn't follow hockey, is an idiot or both. And where are the complaints about Ovechkin, who has just as long a deal and is making more money?


where are the complaints about Ovechkin, who hasn't had a concussion?
 
2012-06-29 02:07:55 PM

GavinTheAlmighty: desertgeek: I'm sorry, but I have to disagree for now. I want to see if he can play an entire season without injury problems before I think of him as one of the best in the game again.

I have no doubt he can put up the numbers, I just want to see him play a full season first. If he can, then he will deserve this contract extension. If not, then the Pens will have made a huge error.

Who do you feel is better than Crosby right now? And if his numbers are lower than Crosby's, then how did you come to your conclusion? No snark, I'm always interested in this kind of discussion.


Well, when is the last time you saw Crosby block a shot?
 
2012-06-29 02:15:02 PM

Bullseyed:
Well, when is the last time you saw Crosby block a shot?


Many times last season. Have you actually watched him play? Always backchecking and doing whatever is necessary.

And again, he's only had one minor concussion. The real issue was a misdiagnosis of the real cause of the injury.
 
2012-06-29 02:15:22 PM
Hi, I'm Sindey Crosby and I used to play in the NHL.

I'm here to tell you about HoverRound, HoverRound takes me...where I want to go.
 
2012-06-30 12:49:05 PM
Let's look at the converse. Say the Penguins don't sign him to a long term deal, and Crosby spends the next decade tearing it up and shoving it up the asses of Pittsburgh management for letting the face of the franchise walk. What was the stupid decision then?

Every athlete is potentially one play away from retirement. All of them. The rewards of locking Crosby up long term far outweigh the risks. The only real risk for the Penguins franchise itself is paying out all that money, but they'd make that back one way or another anyway, regardless of whether Crosby's in the lineup or not.

And keep up with the name calling and vague, fictional criticisms. It makes you look intelligent and mature; the qualities that make the internet go round.
 
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