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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

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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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Oct 20 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Everyone sees Connor McDavid coming. Everyone in the stands at the 2014–15 home opener at Erie Insurance Arena sees McDavid coming. Five thousand of them edge up on their seats when the CHL’s top-ranked prospect comes over the boards. Likewise, NHL scouts in attendance zero in on the centre favoured to be the No. 1 pick in the draft next June. On the ice, the Sarnia Sting see McDavid coming. All of them have to track him e ...
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How Connor McDavid changed his game

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Everyone sees Connor McDavid coming. Everyone in the stands at the 2014–15 home opener at Erie Insurance Arena sees McDavid coming. Five thousand of them edge up on their seats when the CHL’s top-ranked prospect comes over the boards. Likewise, NHL scouts in attendance zero in on the centre favoured to be the No. 1 pick in the draft next June. On the ice, the Sarnia Sting see McDavid coming. All of them have to trac ...
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How Connor McDavid changed his game

Oct 20 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Everyone sees Connor McDavid coming. Everyone in the stands at the 2014–15 home opener at Erie Insurance Arena sees McDavid coming. Five thousand of them edge up on their seats when the CHL’s top-ranked prospect comes over the boards. Likewise, NHL scouts in attendance zero in on the centre favoured to be the No. 1 pick in the draft next June. On the ice, the Sarnia Sting see McDavid coming. All of them have to track him every ...
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How Connor McDavid changed his game

Oct 20 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Everyone sees Connor McDavid coming. Everyone in the stands at the 2014–15 home opener at Erie Insurance Arena sees McDavid coming. Five thousand of them edge up on their seats when the CHL’s top-ranked prospect comes over the boards. Likewise, NHL scouts in attendance zero in on the centre favoured to be the No. 1 pick in the draft next June. On the ice, the Sarnia Sting see McDavid coming. All of them have to track him every second he’s ...
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How Connor McDavid changed his game

Oct 20 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Everyone sees Connor McDavid coming. Everyone in the stands at the 2014–15 home opener at Erie Insurance Arena sees McDavid coming. Five thousand of them edge up on their seats when the CHL’s top-ranked prospect comes over the boards. Likewise, NHL scouts in attendance zero in on the centre favoured to be the No. 1 pick in the draft next June. On the ice, the Sarnia Sting see McDavid coming. All of them have to track him every second he’s out there. When he’s away from the puck, forwards rub ...
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How Connor McDavid changed his game

Oct 20 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Everyone sees Connor McDavid coming. Everyone in the stands at the 2014–15 home opener at Erie Insurance Arena sees McDavid coming. Five thousand of them edge up on their seats when the CHL’s top-ranked prospect comes over the boards. Likewise, NHL scouts in attendance zero in on the centre favoured to be the No. 1 pick in the draft next June. On the ice, the Sarnia Sting see McDavid coming. All of them have to t ...
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How Connor McDavid changed his game

Oct 20 2014 1:40pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Everyone sees Connor McDavid coming. Everyone in the stands at the 2014–15 home opener at Erie Insurance Arena sees McDavid coming. Five thousand of them edge up on their seats when the CHL’s top-ranked prospect comes over the boards. Likewise, NHL scouts in attendance zero in on the centre favoured to be the No. 1 pick in the draft next June. On the ice, the Sarnia Sting see McDavid coming. All of them have to track him every second he’s out there. When he’s away from the puck, forwards rub ...
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How Connor McDavid changed his game

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Everyone sees Connor McDavid coming. Everyone in the stands at the 2014–15 home opener at Erie Insurance Arena sees McDavid coming. Five thousand of them edge up on their seats when the CHL’s top-ranked prospect comes over the boards. Likewise, NHL scouts in attendance zero in on the centre favoured to be the No. 1 pick in the draft next June. On the ice, the Sarnia Sting see McDavid coming. All of the ...
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Oct 13 2014 11:29am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK – Montreal Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec is the first star of the opening week of the NHL season. Plekanec had four goals and an assist last week as the Canadiens started the season with three straight road wins. He began the season with two goals, including the game-winner with 42.9 seconds remaining in regulation, in a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Plekanec scored Montreal’s lone regulation goal in a 2-1 shootout win over Washing ...
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