This is one discussion i have with my pen fan friends all the time. Best player in the league, face of the league, & why the pens suck so much with so much talent... Though the problem might lie in the fact that people who are Pittsburgh anything fans think that they are the best no matter what.
AO plays like he enjoys it and is having fun, who cares if he show boats he deserves too. On top of that, i dont know if anyone else has stated this, but he plays good solid physical hockey. He might not be a the best defensive forward, we all know who the top two are by far in the league, but he hits like a &$%*in tank. He plays hockey the way it should be.
Cindy is a great player but he is always looking for the extra pass, or the extra move, instead of using his great shot and taking over games like he can. I guess besides the fact that everyone it seems like is dating Cindy I feel he isnt living up to his potential, and that is why i think is unnecessary for the lovefest be so high.
When it comes to the face of the NHL, Cindy is mr. nice guy, right guy, and i think he has a lot of weight on his shoulders, and that might explain why he is looking for the highlight move, shot, or pass.Other sports dont have a face of a league, its outdated. The NHL needs to learn to promote the player, team, or story of the moment along with having the All-Star Players. Grab the best story at the moment, everything that has hockey fans saying holy @#$! and run with it and get the league behind it. Take time to get the players to not only discuss and diagnose the game they played, but for them to have opinions on what else is going on today in the league, if that takes some clinics then that is fine.
Also it might help if we start getting the girls who distracted AO at the all-star game to Bristol, Conn. and get on the good side of ESPN, cause hands down hockey is the fastest, hardest hitting, hardest to play, and best game to watch but Americans just need some help understanding the game. Looking at a hockey game it is very hard to follow it on the tv if you know nothing about the sport.
Red Wing fan going to Ohio State, so i am getting my student discount ticket throwing on the away Draper jersey and watching me some hockey