Monday, November 28, 2011

Crosby Is A Hypocrite

Sidney Crosby, September 2011:
"As a League, as a union, I think we've all educated ourselves a lot in the last six or seven months. I think it can go further. At the end of the day I don't think there's a reason not to take [hits to the head] out.
Sidney Crosby, November 2011:
Sidney Crosby, a couple of hours later:
I don’t what he’s talking about. I was preaching about the hits like tonight (Pacioretty hit on Letang) , not a scrum….I don’t know what he expects after he runs a goalie three times…if he is going to run a goalie, he got to expect guys are going to get their hands in his face….he is blowing it out of proportion.
Shanahan apparently has no problems with any of this. One might suspect that if Crosby had been the elbow-ee instead of the elbow-er things might have been different.

Look, the bottom line is: either head shots are bad, or they are not. Players, Crosby in particular, can't have it both ways.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


One game back and everyone's wondering if it's not too late for Sidney Crosby to win the scoring race for this year.

Too soon, guys. Too soon. One game does not a pattern make.

Now if he goes ten games at the same rate of putting up points and goals -- maybe then its appropriate to discuss.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Shanahan On Why No Shahanaban For Wolski

“Now, if I felt this was intentional, or if it wasn’t at the last instant, just prior. [If] I might have felt there was any kind of sneakiness or history of these types of offenses for Wolski, he would have been suspended.”
- Brendan Shanahan's non-explanation for failing to discipline Wolski for his hit on Alfredsson. And we of course find nothing significant in the fact that it for some reason took five days to justify a decision that was made much more quickly.

Just business as usual at the NHL, nothing to see here.

(Update: a better link with the Shahanadance.)