Is Sidney Crosby a Hypocrite When It Comes to Head Shots?

November 26th, 2011 by Joel Prosser Leave a reply »
Sidney Crosby is a polarizing figure in hockey. Everyone has an opinion on him, whether they think he is the best player in the game or not (for the record, I think he is).

But Crosby has been in the spotlight over the last year not for his dazzling on-ice abilities, but as a victim of concussions due to getting hit in the head.

Sid the Kid was on pace to shatter modern NHL scoring records when he was felled by back-to-back concussions in early January 2011, and he didn't return to the ice until November 2011.

In that time, the Penguin's star used his profile as the face of the NHL to advocate for changes, calling for head shots to be removed from the game.  

And change indeed did happen thanks to Crosby.  

In the Stanley Cup Finals, the NHL decided to draw a new line on what was allowable, suspending Aaron Rome for an unprecedented four games for the kind of hit that made Scott Stevens a star.  

This was unprecedented both due to the length of the suspension and because the NHL changed the rules (or interpreted them differently from one game to the next) during the most important ...

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