Your not even stating the rule right. They got suspended because they were only skipping the all star game and had no games missed do to injury. Crosby has missed 10 or so, and most likely will not be playing after the game either. I don't like that rule either, but Crosby doesn't even fit the rule.
Correct, there is no double standard. It'd be as if Zetterberg was named to the All-Star team this year and decided on his own accord not to go, he'd be suspended. Why? Because he officially isn't injured even though he has an ailing back, he isn't officially announced with an injury with the team.
Crosby has been stated to be injured and appeared on an injury report with the Penguins.
Please understand the rules before you try to make an argument topic thread like this.
Exactly what I was saying. I hate having to actually - ugh - defend Crosby, but this is one of those cases where it's pretty cut and dry.