Fight? What fight? Crosby did not fight, he is not man enough to face other player in a fair fight. But you are right, at least this time he did not hit his balls.
Fortunately Pav and Hank aren't little ******* like Crosby. That was not a fight, it was an attack on a player who had no idea Crosby wants to "fight". It never cease to amaze me how some people try to make it sound like Crosby is THE hero when in fact he is the loser and totally pathetic person.
Avery got 6 game suspension for "sloppy seconds", I wonder how many games would a player get if he'd do exactly what Crosby did. But of course Cindy is the face of the NHL, the saviour and bla bla bla so no suspension for attacking another player.
And it never ceases to amaze me either how so many people go so far off the deep end with the Crosby disliking obsession, like you just did. I get talking hockey, I get talking about Crosby, but the quantity of times he is talked about on here when he's not a Red Wing or we aren't playing him/his team, as well as the quantity of how he is talked about with the vitol and hate thrown his way, is getting more disturbing and more insane in here as the days go by.
One time I got a response regarding this that because I don't live in a hockey market, I don't get exposed to Crosby much. While I may not live in a hockey market, I still see a commercial here and there on ESPN or NBC or NHL Network or whatever regarding Crosby, I sometimes see him as the main story on sports sites in the NHL sections. Hell, I was in Pensacola, a small beach town in NW Florida on vacation in July and saw a replica jersey of his jersey on a display at a sports bar one night, and NW Florida is definitely not a hockey mecca.
And I certainly get exposure to a fair share of the disliking obsession towards him in here, much more than necessary. Right now, it is just as bad, if not worse, than whenever stuff in here gets nuts about goaltending or toughness or enforcer talk.
I certainly get my fair share of Crosby exposure good or bad when it comes to him just like plenty of other hockey fans.
The exposure he gets doesn't bother me whatsoever and Crosby himself doesn't really bug me, but the infatuation regarding him by a fair amount of people in here is really, really disturbing. I certainly don't lose sleep over it, and it might have been fun to rip on him to start to me, but after seeing and reading it about 600 times a week now, it's pretty stale now and much more disturbing like I've state a few times.
The only reason why I wouldn't mind not seeing/hearing Sidney Crosby's name again is so people on here can end their obsession on him. Not because of the general attention he gets by media and sports sites and such, just because people are so tripped up on him on this site. That is the only reason why I wouldn't mind not hearing/seeing his name, and that's sad. And it is also sad that I have to justify myself multiple times by saying that I neither like/dislike Crosby just to sound like I am not a Crosby worshipper or think he is a "hero" when I think people get carried away with this stuff.
Now, am I getting a little carried away with this myself or being unfair some? Maybe, please tell me if I am. However I wouldn't be stating something about how silly I think this gets sometimes if I didn't think people were getting carried away on the other end.
Haha! I'm back! (Had to go be Dad for a while). My point is this whole idea of "If player X was a Red Wing while committing ridiculous act Y then everyone would love him" is not only far from the truth, it's completely irrelevant. I'm sure there are plenty of Pitt fans that LOVE what Crosby did, does that make it any less cheap or *****-like? Even if the whole world cheered him on as he did it, would that make it any better? It was a ***** move only magnified by the fact that he is the league's Chosen One that we all must idolize as the physical embodiment of everything great about the NHL. And everytime somebody here starts ragging on "Player Y" they get the "if he was a Red Wing you'd love it" BS.
Just pointing out the absurdity of that point cause it always seems to rear it's ugly head in discussions such as these. If it wasn't you who said it, it would've certainly been someone else very shortly.
Fair enough, and if a Wing player did what Crosby did in this specific instance, and only in this specific instance we are referring to, it wouldn't make it any better. But in the heat of the moment right when it happens, I still stand by what I say that you'll see some Wings fans here/there that would've been happy that somebody dropped the gloves to some degree, even if it is like that and this same situation. GS&T already explains this in much greater detail.
I would be extremely embarrassed if anyone on the wings did this, or acted like Crosby in any way.
Like Crosby? You sound like you are implying that Crosby is the only person in professional sports that ever complains or whines or cheap shots. I've seen plenty of players throw a tirade and go nutty chirping and complaining. I remember seeing Steve Yzerman, The Captain, our beloved captain, storm out of the penalty box and just yap and compalin and rant away in a game at Nashville once on TV. Plenty of people bicker and complain on the ice or playing surface when they get frustrated or things don't go there way, not just Crosby alone.