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Sidney Crosby retiring?

While the Pittsburgh Penguins captain skated with the team for the first time in more than two months, rumors are circulating that Sidney Crosby could be retiring. The most hyped NHL player since Wayne Gretzky suffered a head concussion in January, and his return date remains up in the air. While Crosby’s agent denies the Toronto radio sation’s report that the NHL MVP winner is retiring, other reports say his family is worried about his health.

Last week, the Wall Street Journal released a study by reachers that diceased hockey player Bob Probert suffered from CTE. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease caused from repeated trauma to the head. Crosby’s father Troy told ESPN, “We’re just trying to get him healthy again… However long that takes, that’s how long it’s going to take.”

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HBO’s Road To The Winter Classic Reveals hockey players aren’t really badasses

Hockey players have a stigma as the roughest and toughest athletes, but the behind the scenes look at the Washington Capitals in HBO’s miniseries Road To The Winter Classic is proving otherwise. In the newest episode, tattooed defensman Mike Green is seen riding an orange scooter on the mean streets of Pittsburgh, and Alexander Ovechkin, who may just be the game’s best player still lives with his Russian parents… one point for Sidney Crosby, who at least lives with Mario Leimieux.

HBO 24/7 Penguins Capitals Ep. 2: Ovechkin at Home from Greg Wyshynski on Vimeo.

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Crosby and Ovechkin to be on Price is Right

This year’s Winter Classic headliners Alexander Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby will be making a cameo on the Price Is Right to promote the New Years Day outdoor hockey game. Ovechkin and Crosby will be on the game show airing December 20 to give away an NHL themed Showcase. The winner will win tickets to the Washington Capitals- Pittsburgh Penguins Winter Classic at Heinz Field, VIP passes to the Winter Classic New Years Eve Party, all-access practice passes and a 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybird.

Hall-of-famer Jermey Roenick will also be joining Ovechkin and Crosby, to give away Stanley Cup Finals tickets.

I hope the winner is a hockey fan because let’s face it there aren’t many of us out there!

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Sidney Crosby Alexander Ovechkin Vanity Fair photo shoot

Hockey stars Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin are in the new issue of Vanity Fair for the January 1st Winter Classic against the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals.

The NHL tried to leverage the metrosexual readership of Vanity Fair to expand their fanbase for a sport where the mullet is acceptable and fighting is encouraged. Despite the NHL’s effort, Vanity Fair only printed a 290-word preice withouth any quotes form either athlete. But let’s face it, Vanity Fair is way classier than anything Ovechkin would have said.

This year’s Winter Classic is at Pittsburgh Steeler’s Heinz Field, and while the Capitals don’t have a particularly strong fan base, the main reason for this match up is because of the Ovechkin Crosby rivalry.

The two stars are polar opposite, not only in their playing style but Ovechkin loves his Russian ladies… while Crosby still lives at the home of Penguins owner Mario Lemuiex.

In a Vanity Fair online exclusive interview, Crosby touches on their rivalry saying, “It always feels like there’s a bit more there just because of the emotion, because of the intensity. I guess that’s what makes rivalries—when it seems like there’s a little bit extra there…He’s got speed; he’s big; he’s physical. He can score from pretty much anywhere.”

Another noteworthy comment from Crosby is that his favorite player is Steve Yzerman. After being a fan of Crosby from when he was 13 (creepy I know), I had to abruptly end my Crosby fanhood when he cheated me out of seeing the Red Wings win two Stanley Cups in person (2008′s Game 5 and 2009′s Game 7). Finding out Crosby is a fan of Yzerman, only the greatest player ever, may have just reignited the flame.

To read Crosby’s entire transcript click here!

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