Is Sidney Crosby a Hall of Famer If He Never Again Laces Up His Skates?

December 11th, 2012 by Steve Silverman Leave a reply »
In some ways, Sidney Crosby has been lucky.

Crosby and Penguins fans might disagree with that assessment. When he suffered a concussive hit at the hands of Washington's David Steckel in the 2011 Winter Classic and took another similar blow from Tampa Bay's Victor Hedman in his next game out, Crosby was given a one-way ticket into the land of the lost.

The hits were devastating to Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins. The league's top player did not return to the lineup until Nov. 2011, when he returned for eight games before he was sidelined again when his concussion-related symptoms returned.

Crosby did not feel strong enough to return until mid-March and he remained in the lineup through the Penguins' first-round playoff defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers.

When the NHL lockout finally comes to an end, Crosby will return to the Penguins. He has suffered no setbacks during the offseason or during the time the NHL has been locked out.

He has been lucky. Players like Marc Savard of the Boston Bruins and Chris Pronger of the Philadelphia Flyers have also suffered concussive hits while competing and neither of those playe ...

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