“Puck to the face whatever. Is Crosby okay?” 

- Brian Engblom. But not really. 

CBS Sports’ Adam Gretz (@AGretz) was on PenguinsLive with Brian Metzer (@Brian_Metzer) on Monday and wondered aloud whether Crosby’s offensive production is being affected by noticeably lower ice time this season.

Penguins coach Mike Johnston said in training camp that he’d make an effort to reduce Crosby’s ice time during the regular season.  So far, that’s happening.  Crosby is averaging 19:58 per game after averaging 21:58 last year.

It doesn’t seem like much, but at Crosby’s current scoring pace, an extra two minutes per game (over 71 games) would have meant another eight points so far.

That would put Crosby 10 points clear of anyone else in the scoring race.  As Gretz said, “would we still be talking about how much Crosby is struggling?”

He brings up a good point.

—  (x)

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what you will get:

  1. 1991 replica ring (shine it into the eyes of the haters!)
  2. 2009 stanley cup playoffs puck (good times, good times)
  3. 2015 penguins & paws calendar (puppies are cute)
  4. 2oz. shot glass (to drown your sorrows in)
  5. 16oz. travel mug (for all those sleepless nights)
  6. hnip flag (it’s a hockey night in pittsburgh pittsburgh pittsburgh…)
  7. knit hat (to hide your face with during horrific moments)
  8. olli maatta minifigure (a tiny olli??? why not???)
  9. sidney crosby: oti&b dvd (like i was gonna leave sid out??)
  10. tote bag (exactly as described)
  11. mayyyyyyyybe something else??? (???????)

what you need to know:

  • you don’t have to be following me.
  • like and/or reblog to enter, winner will be chosen randomly. you will have 48hrs to respond or it goes to the next person.
  • please have your askbox open so i can contact you if you win.
  • you must be willing to let me make a post announcing the results.
  • you must be willing to provide me with a mailing address (yes i will mail this out to anywhere in the world but it might take a while to get to you as i live in singapore).
  • everything is brand new (shot glass/travel mug in photo are mine, you’ll get wrapped ones) except for the puck (part of a lot of 40 pucks i had).

what you really need to know:

this is a pittsburgh penguins fan appreciation post so i will be checking to see if you’re a legit fan no flyers fan kthnx…unless you’re a pitts and philly fan which how??? how??? pls love yourself. they don’t have to be your main team but if i see any hate— you’re out, bub.

this ends feb 15th, winner announced a day or two after— let me know if you’ve got any questions. happy 2015 errrrrbody, here’s to a great new year x