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June 19, 2019
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Smoked Semin

Kid Crosby has responded to the Alexander Semin comments.

“I would be better off keeping my opinion to myself, I think,” said Crosby to Sam Kasan of the Penguins Report. “(Semin is) free to say what he wants. I’ll keep mine to myself about him.”

Aw, that was beautiful. Sure, it may have lacked the emotional bravado of Brandon Marshall’s evisceration of Joey Porter, but Sid buried Semin. He put dimes on his eyes.

“It’s not like I need a reason to be motivated,” Crosby said. “I feel like I’m a pretty motivated person anyways. I don’t feel like that kind of stuff changes the way I play. I’ve been criticized before. It’s one of those things I have to deal with. I don’t read into it a whole lot.”

Kid Crosby, you’re the tops. You teach me new things every day.

Michel Therrien was also asked to comment, and he threw some more dirt on Semin…

“Is he talking about the youngest guy to get 100 point in the history of the National Hockey League?” said Therrien. “Is he talking about the youngest guy to win the Hart Trophy and lead in scoring? Is he talking about the youngest captain in the history of National Hockey League to bring his team to the Stanley Cup Final? That’s all I have to say.”

Well said, sir... or at least as well said as you can say something without pluralizing nouns. Here’s a video of the complete Therrien press conference. The Semin question is right at the top. But it’s worth watching just for Therrien’s laugh when he hears the question. He sounds like Muttley from the Laff-A-Lympics.

And if you missed it, here’s Patrick Kane’s reaction to the Semin comments…

I tell you what. I like that Kane kid. When I saw him at the Draft, I thought there was no way he’d be able to play in the NHL so soon, let alone star for the Hawks. He’s wee tiny. But Kane’s got the goods.

Oh, and in case you're wondering, Semin and the Caps are blaming the reporter, saying something was "lost in translation." Yeah, right. But at least the excuse made me think of Scarlett Johansson in her underpants. So that's pretty cool.

In other news, the Penguins unveiled their third sweaters. As expected, they’re the baby blues they wore at the Winter Classic.

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Those are Dolemite quality threads right there. Our pal Greg Wyshynski over at the Puck Daddy wondered if the Birds should keep them as their regular duds.

That’s crazy talk. You can’t go against the Steel City color scheme. Except the Pirates. They should be forced to change uniforms. Immediately.

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