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Crosby calls Ottawa GM’s comments “ridiculous”

Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby stops to stick-handle a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Buffalo, N.Y., on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Don Heupel)


Another day, another chapter in the Sidney Crosby-Bryan Murray feud.

As posted last night on PHT, Ottawa’s GM blasted Crosby and Pens head coach Dan Bylsma for their comments about Friday’s incident between Crosby and Nick Foligno.

Crosby elbowed Foligno in the head in response to Foligno running goalie Marc-Andre Fleury -- at least that’s what Crosby and Bylsma accused Foligno of. Those accusations led to Murray lambasting the Pittsburgh pair with a long-winded (and amusing) tirade.

Today, it was Crosby’s chance to respond.

“It’s ridiculous,” he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s a play that happens in every game. I guess that it’s me, it’s dissected and analyzed a hundred times more. I really think they’re making something out of nothing. If they want to keep beating it around, they can. I don’t have anything else to say about it. I think it’s ridiculous we’re still talking about it three days later to be honest with you.”

This isn’t the first instance of a Crosby-Murray beef. The two engaged in an on-ice yelling match back in 2007, when Murray was Ottawa’s head coach and Crosby a second-year player.

Reminded of that, Crosby said, “He’s been doing that since my first year so that’s nothing new.”

Like we mentioned yesterday, the Pens and Sens meet again on Dec. 16 at Scotiabank Place. Might wanna mark that one down on the ol’ calendar.