Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Samples from a Pittsburgh Whine Cellar

"People kept throwing hats. I was just asking if he could make an announcement to ask them to stop. I mean, the first wave came and then I think they were all pretty much picked up, and then more started coming. So for us, we just wanted to make sure we kept kind of moving and kept the game going, wanted to try to get back in it. So wasn't complaining about anything."

-- Sidney Crosby, on the matter of hats raining down on the ice after Alex Ovechkin's third goal of Game 2

"He's not allowed to touch me. He's not allowed to trip me. The rules are the rules."

-- Matt Cooke, claiming that Alexander Semin tripped him before Alex Ovechkin scored the go-ahead goal in Game 2

"Those are situations we always address with the referees. They told us on the ice [during Game 2] that they were looking for that situation and didn't feel it merited a call."

-- Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma on the Cooke, observation.

"I haven't taken a look at it. The puck sometimes sticks to it pretty good, even if it's bouncing."

-- Penguin goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, commenting on the notion that Alex Ovechkin might be playing with a stick with more curve on its blade than allowed under the rules.

So, to recap...Sidney Crosby suffers from chapeauphobia, Matt Cooke is really dainty for a tough guy, Dan Bylsma sounds like the guy giving press briefings at the State Department, and Marc-Andre Fleury still needs to think more about stopping pucks than the sticks scoring them.


Shirl said...


Anonymous said...

Only a matter of time before they start complaining about cowbells.

this space for rent said...

I feel I must pose this question.

Who's in whose head right now, given all this talk? Confident teams don't point fingers at the other team....