Sidney Crosby Is Talking: Maybe the NHL Should Listen

January 14th, 2011 by Mike Shannon Leave a reply »
By now, you've no doubt read about Sidney Crosby and his opinions on blows to the head in the NHL.  After being struck in the head by both David Steckel and Victor Hedman, Sid had this to say: 

“When I look at those two hits...I mean, we talk about blindside, and that's a big word—unsuspecting player, there's no puck there, and direct hit to the head on both of them. If you want to go through the criteria, I think they fit all those.”

Some hockey fans (i.e. Flyers fans) have once again taken to the Internet to proclaim this just another case of Sidney Crosby "whining" and trying to get the league to protect him.  These fans are completely and totally wrong. 

When the best player in the world opens his mouth to say something, the league should open their ears and listen.  Sidney Crosby is without a doubt the face of the NHL and, like him or not, is one of the main reasons for the resurgence of the league in recent years. 

Blows to the head are something that is being taken very seriously in all sports nowadays, and why should hockey be any different?  Don't forget that, under int ...

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