clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Brandon Dubinsky Characterizes Sidney Crosby As Dirty Player After Alleged Slewfoot

For Sidney Crosby, there is probably no shortage of unflattering remarks directed toward him when the Penguins go on the road. Not only is Crosby one of the most talented players in the NHL, he's one of the most despised by others for it, especially fans. The 23-year old center almost always handles the situations quietly, though.

↵

When fellow players, however, take cheap shots, Crosby isn't afraid to respond. After the Rangers' Brandon Dubinsky allegedly called Crosby's alleged slewfoot Monday a "dirty play" and characterized Crosby as a dirty player, the Penguins captain had plenty to say.

↵
↵
↵
↵

"How many penalty minutes do I have this year?" said Crosby, who has 15. "I'm not dirty. Please. Show me all those dirty plays. It's a battle. He falls.

↵

"I think [Dubinsky] has done his fair share of things out there that are questionable. I guess he's talking again. I'm not surprised.

↵

"It's a battle. He's holding me going up ice, and I'm trying to push him off. Is it that calculated? I'm trying to get to the net. I'm not worried about that kind of thing. I'm trying to get to the net and push him off. If I tripped him, I tripped him.

↵

"But am I a dirty hockey player? Come on. I think [Dubinsky's] smarter than that."

↵
↵

Of course, Crosby did plenty of talking on the ice, too. He extended his scoring streak to 13 games on Monday with an assist on Kris Letang's second period goal, which proved to be the game winner. Crosby will look to extend the streak to 14 on Tuesday when the Penguins host the Thrashers at the Consol Energy Center.

↵
↵
↵

Here's video of the alleged slewfoot, and Dubinsky's comments.

↵

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.