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"That was just embarrassing" - 1-3-09

Written by Seth Rorabaugh on .

Panthers defenseman Nick Boynton (right) talked to George Richards of the Miami Herald and had some harsh things to say about Sidney Crosby's mugging of Brett McLean today.

"That was just embarrassing. I can understand a little bit what he was trying to do, but that's a not a very professional move. You ask a guy to fight. You don't jump a guy when his head is down taking a faceoff. That's pretty immature and childish. He's just, whatever. He's not happy with the way things are going and he was trying to get his team going. But there's no need for that.''

-Here's Maxime Talbot's fight with Gregory Campbell:

-And Crosby's tussle with McLean:

UPDATE: Crosby claims he challenged McLean:

"We were talking early in the first period. I asked him to go, he said 'yes'. Usually yes means yes. I wouldn't have wasted 20 minutes in the box for that. I guess he didn't take me serious."

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