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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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Bobrovsky, Dansk combine to shut out Penguins

Sep 23 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to make 42 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Bobrovsky played the first two periods and finished with 30 saves. Dansk made 12 in relief. Michael Chaput and Cam Atkinson both had a goal and assist for Columbus (3-0). Chaput stuffed in a loose puck late in the second pe ...
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3 days ago

Bobrovsky, Dansk combine to shut out Penguins

Sep 23 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to make 42 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Bobrovsky played the first two periods and finished with 30 saves. Dansk made 12 in relief. Michael Chaput and Cam Atkinson both had a goal and assist for Columbus (3-0). Chaput stuffed in a loose puck late in the second period after Atkinson drove the net and put a shot off the right post. Atkinson score ...
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3 days ago

Bobrovsky, Dansk combine to shut out Penguins

Sep 23 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to make 42 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Bobrovsky played the first two periods and finished with 30 saves. Dansk made 12 in relief. Michael Chaput and Cam Atkinson both had a goal and assist for Columbus (3-0). Chaput stuffed in a loose puck late in the second period after Atkinson dro ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Bobrovsky, Dansk combine to shut out Penguins

Sep 23 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to make 42 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Bobrovsky played the first two periods and finished with 30 saves. Dansk made 12 in relief. Michael Chaput and Cam Atkinson both had a goal and assist for Columbus (3-0). Chaput stuffed in a loose puck late in the second period after Atkinson drove the net ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Bobrovsky, Dansk combine to shut out Penguins

Sep 23 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to make 42 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Bobrovsky played the first two periods and finished with 30 saves. Dansk made 12 in relief. Michael Chaput and Cam Atkinson both had a goal and assist for Columbus (3-0). Chaput stuffed in a loose puck late in the second period af ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Bobrovsky, Dansk combine to shut out Penguins

Sep 23 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to make 42 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Bobrovsky played the first two periods and finished with 30 saves. Dansk made 12 in relief. Michael Chaput and Cam Atkinson both had a goal and assist for Columbus (3-0). Chaput stuffed in a loose puck late in the second period after Atkinson drove the ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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3 days ago

Bobrovsky, Dansk combine to shut out Penguins

Sep 23 2014 9:12pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to make 42 saves, and the Columbus Blue Jackets topped the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in a preseason game on Tuesday night. Bobrovsky played the first two periods and finished with 30 saves. Dansk made 12 in relief. Michael Chaput and Cam Atkinson both had a goal and assist for Columbus (3-0). Chaput stuffed in a loose puck late in the second period after Atkins ...
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4 days ago

Time has come for a proper World Cup of Hockey

Sep 23 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s probably enough to require a guy turn in his Canadian passport, but here goes: Mark me down as someone who would be pleased if NHL players no longer went to the Olympics, and instead played in a proper World Cup of Hockey. It’s no surprise that the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association would be moving toward a World Cup in 2016, as Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported earlier this summer and NHLPA head Donald Fehr reportedly confirmed at the IIHF Congress in Tener ...
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4 days ago

Time has come for a proper World Cup of Hockey

Sep 23 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s probably enough to require a guy turn in his Canadian passport, but here goes: Mark me down as someone who would be pleased if NHL players no longer went to the Olympics, and instead played in a proper World Cup of Hockey. It’s no surprise that the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association would be moving toward a World Cup in 2016, as Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported earlier this summer and NHLPA head Donald Fehr reportedly confirmed at t ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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4 days ago

Time has come for a proper World Cup of Hockey

Sep 23 2014 4:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

It’s probably enough to require a guy turn in his Canadian passport, but here goes: Mark me down as someone who would be pleased if NHL players no longer went to the Olympics, and instead played in a proper World Cup of Hockey. It’s no surprise that the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association would be moving toward a World Cup in 2016, as Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported earlier this summer and NHLPA head Donald Fehr reporte ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

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