Sidney Crosby Needs To Put His Skate in His Mouth

January 13th, 2011 by Dan Kelley Leave a reply »
Fair or not, in his six NHL seasons, Sidney Crosby has developed a reputation as one of the league’s biggest whiners as well as being hockey’s most overprotected asset.    

In the two weeks since the Winter Classic, Crosby has made it clear that he has no interest in ridding himself of either label.

During the game on New Year’s Day, Crosby and Washington’s Dave Steckel ran into each other with Crosby getting the worse of the contact.  While Crosby was in obvious pain, he played the remainder of the game and would go on to play in the team’s next game against Tampa Bay.

A hit along the boards by Tampa Bay’s 6’6” defender Victor Hedman seemed harmless enough, but some combination of the Steckel and Hedman hits gave Crosby a mild concussion and has sidelined him since January 5.

However, staying off the ice hasn’t kept Crosby out of the news. 

The Pittsburgh captain has made multiple comments speculating on the legality of the hits, neither of which resulted in fines or suspensions. 

Video replay clearly shows that the contact bet ...

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