Former NHL veterans Paul Bissonnette and Ryan Whitney, the hosts of Barstool Sports' popular hockey podcast Spittin' Chiclets, called out their former Penguins teammate while appearing on the jumbotron at PPG Paints Arena during a timeout in the first period of Thursday (October 14) night.
"The guy sitting here on the bench, Sid! Sid! We talked about this buddy. I said don't beat up on my Coyotes and you score the first one in minutes," said Bissonnette, who has also served as an ambassador to the Coyotes, as well as an analyst for TNT's NHL coverage. "What are you doing? I see you sipping on your water ignoring me, buddy. I'm going to see you in the locker room after the game."
Whitney, who played with Crosby for four seasons in Pittsburgh, then interjected.
"Sid, you know you wouldn't be the player without me, Sid! You told me that one time!" Whitney shouted. "You told me that one time, Sid! You be honest and told the crowd!
Crosby appeared to be in good spirits during the timeout and posed with the Spittin' Chiclets crew in the Penguins' locker room after the game.
Bissonnette and Whitney, who were teammates for several seasons both with the Penguins and in their farm system, were in Pittsburgh ahead of their live Spittin' Chiclets show scheduled for Friday (October 14).
Crosby finished Thursday's game with one goal and two assists, setting up Bryan Rust on an assist to Jake Guentzel on a power play goal in the first period and Evgeni Malkin on a power play goal in the second.