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08:21 AM ET 02.08 | On the occasion of "one year out," as it relates to the Olympics, Sidney Crosby sounded like a man ready to go to Sochi. The Penguins center scored the overtime goal against the United States that gave host Canada a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. During recent lockout negotiations, the NHL did not resolve whether to let its players continue to play in the Olympics. Talks about that could begin soon. "I had a great experience," Crosby said [Thursday]. ... "[Not] only the hockey, but seeing all the other sports, being able to go through that -- I think anyone who's been there would love to be a part of it again. Hopefully, we can all find a way to make it work." Crosby stopped short of outright vowing to go to Sochi.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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February 8, 2013  08:34 AM ET

Maybe he could complain again about teams in other cities not liking him. Crybaby.

Meanwhile, Pens are dangerous now. Probably the last team I'd want to play right now in the East. BHawks are nasty right now too.

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February 8, 2013  08:47 AM ET
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Canada does terrible on the big ice.Which begs the question, if you're altering Olympic rules in order for the NHL'ers to participate, why the hell aren't they playing on the ice they're used to?

Salt Lake was on the big ice so you can't use that as an excuse!

February 8, 2013  08:49 AM ET
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Canada does terrible on the big ice.Which begs the question, if you're altering Olympic rules in order for the NHL'ers to participate, why the hell aren't they playing on the ice they're used to?

I can appreciate what you are saying danny and it really makes sense but it also would sort of be against what the Olympic intent of amatuers competing....not that it really is that anymore either.

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February 8, 2013  09:11 AM ET

no NHLers should be playing.

February 8, 2013  09:12 AM ET

unless of course, he wants to feel like a tough guy and maybe take a shot at The Italian goalie...or the Japanese goalie

February 8, 2013  09:12 AM ET
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no NHLers should be playing.

Agreed.

February 8, 2013  09:19 AM ET
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unless of course, he wants to feel like a tough guy and maybe take a shot at The Italian goalie...or the Japanese goalie

That's reserved for his fellow countrymen named Milan

February 8, 2013  09:29 AM ET
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Canada does terrible on the big ice.Which begs the question, if you're altering Olympic rules in order for the NHL'ers to participate, why the hell aren't they playing on the ice they're used to?

In fairness though, I'd like to see the current generation play, I htink ti would look alot better. These kids can really skate, unlike the previous few editions of Team Canada that we sent to play on big ice.

Anyways, it's the way it is, I don,t think we should take our puck and go home just because we're at a disadvantage. Plus, in Salt Lake it was larger ice, no?

February 8, 2013  09:30 AM ET
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no NHLers should be playing.

Yeah, let's suit up some Timbits players and have them square off for Olympic gold.

February 8, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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Salt Lake was on the big ice so you can't use that as an excuse!

So was Nagano, which Ray Ferraro thinks is in Europe. :-)

February 8, 2013  09:38 AM ET
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Lucky Loonie played a big part in that one...

Joe Sakic played an even bigger part...

February 8, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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no NHLers should be playing.

I disagree Spiny and it should be mandatory that they're all 'roided up too.

February 8, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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no NHLers should be playing.

+1000

February 8, 2013  09:39 AM ET
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So was Nagano, which Ray Ferraro thinks is in Europe. :-)

Eastern Europe right?

Joe Sakic got hurt and some clown running the team felt one of the greatest players to ever play the game wasn't any good!

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February 8, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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Yeah, let's suit up some Timbits players and have them square off for Olympic gold.

it should be an amateur showcase

February 8, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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and it should be mandatory that they're all 'roided up too.

Wait, then I change my answer! :)

 
February 8, 2013  09:56 AM ET
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it should be an amateur showcase

unfortunately there are few if any events that really are amateur showcases

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