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NHL: Penguins C Sidney Crosby Opposed to Russian Anti-Gay Law
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NHL: Penguins C Sidney Crosby Opposed to Russian Anti-Gay Law

Aug 26 2013, 1:53am CDT | by

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney "The Kid" Crosby voiced out his opposition against Russia's anti-gay law.

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is against Russia's anti-gay law. An ESPN report from Pierre LeBrun dated August 26 says Crosby believes in giving athletes an equal right to play,...

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NHL: Penguins C Sidney Crosby Opposed to Russian Anti-Gay Law

Aug 26 2013, 1:53am CDT | by

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Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney "The Kid" Crosby voiced out his opposition against Russia's anti-gay law.

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is against Russia's anti-gay law.

An ESPN report from Pierre LeBrun dated August 26 says Crosby believes in giving athletes an equal right to play, regardless of their sexual orientation. 

"For me growing up in Canada, my view has always been that way. I think that everyone has an equal right to play and I think we've been supportive of that. With the Olympics and the controversy around that I think those decisions and those laws aren't necessary something that I agree with personally...their laws and their views."

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber supports Crosby's statement. 

"Obviously, the NHLPA and myself are trying to support that cause. Like Sidney said, the way we're brought up is different than how the Russians view it. We're going over there to play hockey and obviously that's what we're going to try and focus on." 

Crosby and Weber's comments come just a week after NHL stars Henrik Zetterberg, Victor Hedman and Patrik Hornqvist also opposed the controversial Russian law. 

Russian president Vladimir Putin signed the law on June 30. It has a provision which allows the government to arrest and detain gay or pro-gay foreigners for up to 14 days. After they serve time in prison, they will eventually be deported from Russia. 

This anti-gay law has sparked controversy on how it will eventually affect the proceedings of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi Russia, IOC President Jacques Rogge assured those involved that the Russian government will welcome them during the games.  

"We have today received strong written assurance from the Russian government that everyone will be welcome at the games in Sochi regardless of their sexual orientation."

On his part, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said his country will comply with the Olympic Charter's provision against discrimination. 

"The Russian Federation guarantees the fulfillment of its obligations before the International Olympic Committee in its entirety." 

 
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Miller still shocked he landed in Vancouver

Sep 20 2014 7:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WHISTLER, B.C. — Ryan Miller still can’t quite believe where ended up. In his first training camp with the Vancouver Canucks, the veteran goalie never envisioned patrolling the crease for a team that already had a wealth of talent at his position just 15 months ago. But with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider now gone — both casualties of a goaltending controversy that refused to die — the Canucks have turned to Miller in hopes of calming what has been the hot-button issue surrounding the ...
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18 hours ago

Miller still shocked he landed in Vancouver

Sep 20 2014 7:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WHISTLER, B.C. — Ryan Miller still can’t quite believe where ended up. In his first training camp with the Vancouver Canucks, the veteran goalie never envisioned patrolling the crease for a team that already had a wealth of talent at his position just 15 months ago. But with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider now gone — both casualties of a goaltending controversy that refused to die — the Canucks have turned to Miller in hope ...
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18 hours ago

Miller still shocked he landed in Vancouver

Sep 20 2014 7:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WHISTLER, B.C. — Ryan Miller still can’t quite believe where ended up. In his first training camp with the Vancouver Canucks, the veteran goalie never envisioned patrolling the crease for a team that already had a wealth of talent at his position just 15 months ago. But with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider now gone — both casualties of a goaltending controversy that refused to die — the Canucks have turned to ...
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18 hours ago

Miller still shocked he landed in Vancouver

Sep 20 2014 7:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WHISTLER, B.C. — Ryan Miller still can’t quite believe where ended up. In his first training camp with the Vancouver Canucks, the veteran goalie never envisioned patrolling the crease for a team that already had a wealth of talent at his position just 15 months ago. But with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider now gone — both casualties of a goaltending controversy that refused to die — the Canucks have turned to Miller in hopes of calming what has been the ...
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18 hours ago

Miller still shocked he landed in Vancouver

Sep 20 2014 7:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WHISTLER, B.C. — Ryan Miller still can’t quite believe where ended up. In his first training camp with the Vancouver Canucks, the veteran goalie never envisioned patrolling the crease for a team that already had a wealth of talent at his position just 15 months ago. But with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider now gone — both casualties of a goaltending controversy that refused to die — the Canucks have turned to Miller in hopes of calming what has been the hot-b ...
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18 hours ago

Miller still shocked he landed in Vancouver

Sep 20 2014 7:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WHISTLER, B.C. — Ryan Miller still can’t quite believe where ended up. In his first training camp with the Vancouver Canucks, the veteran goalie never envisioned patrolling the crease for a team that already had a wealth of talent at his position just 15 months ago. But with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider now gone — both casualties of a goaltending controversy that refused to die — the Canucks have turn ...
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18 hours ago

Miller still shocked he landed in Vancouver

Sep 20 2014 7:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

WHISTLER, B.C. — Ryan Miller still can’t quite believe where ended up. In his first training camp with the Vancouver Canucks, the veteran goalie never envisioned patrolling the crease for a team that already had a wealth of talent at his position just 15 months ago. But with Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider now gone — both casualties of a goaltending controversy that refused to die — the Canucks have turned to Miller in hopes of calming what has been the hot-button issue ...
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22 hours ago

Could Lure of New Challenges Be Too Much for Red Wings' Mike Babcock to Pass Up?

Sep 20 2014 2:28pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Mike Babcock is arguably one of the best bench bosses in the NHL today. His dossier includes 484 victories, two Olympic gold medals and a Stanley Cup. It is a crime that he hasn't been awarded a Jack Adams Trophy for coaching excellence, especially after the adversity he had to overcome last season with the Detroit Red Wings. Babcock enters this season, his 10th with the Red Wings, with an open-ended future. ...
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2 days ago

Claude Giroux Injury: Updates on Flyers Star's Status and Return

Sep 19 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is expected to miss around two weeks of action after suffering a lower-body injury on the first day of on-ice work at training camp. The team announced his status on its official site. The report notes that he was forced to leave the ice after only about 15 minutes of work due to the injury. The exact ailment wasn't made available, but the Flyers confirmed it wasn't lingering from over the offseason. Also included were co ...
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2 days ago

Penguins star Sidney Crosby returns to practice, Malkin remains a no-show

Sep 19 2014 11:58am CDT | Source: globeandmail

Reigning NHL MVP didn’t appear hurt and didn’t wear a red no-contact jersey during the 50 ...
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