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Winnipeg spurs Sidney Crosby with 'Mario's pool boy' taunts

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08:46 AM ET 01.26 | On the morning of Sidney Crosby's NHL debut in this city, he was asked how he might cope with the MTS Centre crowd's famed tormenting of opposing stars. He would turn in two Grade A answers. The immediate one: "I've played in Philly." Touche. The second, hours later and far louder: He scored two early goals to shut the place up. The crowd, true to tradition since the Jets rejoined the NHL last season, teased Crosby in the opening minutes with a taunt of "Mario's pool boy." It was a clear reference to Crosby having been Mario Lemieux's housemate for several years. Coincidence or not, Crosby came out sharp enough to have scored with a skimmer, twice beating Ondrej Pavelec in the first 14:58. Was he moved by the chant? "I didn't hear it," he said. "I figured they'd come up with something pretty original."

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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January 26, 2013  09:50 AM ET

Hilarious.

January 26, 2013  09:52 AM ET

I hear Sid had strippers over to the pool one night, all jumping in, losing their tops. Yeah, it must have been tough:)

January 26, 2013  10:00 AM ET

At least they were more original than Philly. Although, "Crosby Sucks" is a little easier to chant than "Mario's Pool Boy."

Hey did anyone see that Rotten Ronnie got fired as an assistant coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs? Next up ECHL?

January 26, 2013  10:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

At least they were more original than Philly. Although, "Crosby Sucks" is a little easier to chant than "Mario's Pool Boy.

"Hey did anyone see that Rotten Ronnie got fired as an assistant coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs? Next up ECHL?

That's surprising BF. I always thought he was a great **** coach.

January 26, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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It's Saturday so once again he's.....

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January 26, 2013  10:23 AM ET

Dear Pens,
There is this part of the game, called the second period.
You might want to show up for it one of these games.
Respectfully yours,
Durk

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January 26, 2013  10:53 AM ET
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That's why the Leafs are still paying him til April...

"The Revenge of Burkie"

coming soon to a theater near you......

January 26, 2013  11:08 AM ET

Now, that's funny.

January 26, 2013  11:46 AM ET

AAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA....AMAZING.

January 26, 2013  11:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Hey did anyone see that Rotten Ronnie got fired as an assistant coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs? Next up ECHL?

I did. They didn't even bother to do the whole 'it's not you, it's me' thing. They just flat out said that he didn't fit in and the coaches wanted him gone.

January 26, 2013  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

"The Revenge of Burkie"coming soon to a theater near you......

Is it in 3-Duh?

January 26, 2013  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Hey did anyone see that Rotten Ronnie got fired as an assistant coach of the Hamilton Bulldogs? Next up ECHL?

http://www.thespec.com/sports/article/873892--wilson-parts-company-wi th-coach-lefebvre-over-philosophy

January 26, 2013  12:28 PM ET
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That's surprising BF. I always thought he was a great **** coach.

He might have had trouble playing second fiddle in an AHL team. I'm thinking he kept trying to run things.

January 26, 2013  12:43 PM ET

And obviously it was more important to the Pittsburgh writer that crosby got 2 goals than the team losing the game.....

January 26, 2013  01:03 PM ET
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Dear Pens, There is this part of the game, called the second period. You might want to show up for it one of these games. Respectfully yours,Durk

Yeah well put in one for the Wings ...it's call showing up for all 3 periods...outside of last night they haven't been either Durk... I feel your pain bud

January 26, 2013  01:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Yeah well put in one for the Wings ...it's call showing up for all 3 periods...outside of last night they haven't been either Durk... I feel your pain bud

Faster and tougher with Helm and Bert. Still the 'D' doesn't have a grade yet, looking a tad better.

 
January 26, 2013  01:58 PM ET

I like Sid , and i still think that chant is absolutely fantastic !

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