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#281 toby91_ca

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:01 AM

Cherry even called him out on it on HNIC.

If he wants to play that way, he better expect it to come around his way.

And I've done mostly nothing but defend Crosby in this thread. But crap like that is why he's so easy to hate.

Cherry called it a butt end though, which it wasn't. It wasn't your typical elbow to the head either (i.e. there is no way what he did was going to injure someone, it was a standing still forearm, no different than a punch for the most part). Those plays happen in scrums all the time.

For anyone that saw the clip, I'd challenge you to ask yourself how often you see something like that in a game.....the answer should be very often. Like most every other time, the only reason it is being discussed is because of who did. There is going to be a discussion any time Crosby hits a guy in the head.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:08 AM

Has anyone kept track of how many years of "Movember" Crosby has gone through with that "moustache"?

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:27 AM

It doesn't matter that they were running Fleury. I get the couple crosschecks but the elbow to the head is way over the line, especially from someone coming back from a concussion. The way to handle it is to square up to the guy and go after him, not throw elbows to the head.

People can pretend like that's great to see because it's Crosby. Like it's him being gritty and showing passion. But if that were a Matt Cooke or a Steve Ott, it's nothing but a dirty cheap shot and they're likely having a conversation with Shanny


I'm not so much asking for a suspension myself, because it does happen often in the heat of battle, players will throw a quick elbow while jockeying for position at the net front. However, this is also not that. This wasn't about clearing the crease, and if it was, Crosby came out looking the ***** in all of it, either way. Sid is, has been, and always will be a petulant kid. All the talent in the world, which tends to be polarizing enough in pro-sports, but his attitude and how he composes himself aren't doing him any favors; he will continue to send more fans to the hate side of the fence over time.

Sid has always picked his spots and made sure it was going to be either one-sided or that he can step out and let someone like Kunitz take care of the rest. Slappies and the NHL/Canadian media will continue to defend these actions as Crosby being "gritty" or "standing up for his goaltender", but they are really temper tantrums more than anything. If someone like Zetterberg went around throwing elbows and cross-checks every time he was upset, I would say he was fair game, which a lot of the backlash on Sid is saying. And yet you know the league would never stand for that.

Pop quiz: whats the difference between his latest tantrum and the one below? Answer: the elbow to the chops and 11 months of complaining about headshots.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MytxhhimKqg

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 12:08 PM

Cherry called it a butt end though, which it wasn't. It wasn't your typical elbow to the head either (i.e. there is no way what he did was going to injure someone, it was a standing still forearm, no different than a punch for the most part). Those plays happen in scrums all the time.

For anyone that saw the clip, I'd challenge you to ask yourself how often you see something like that in a game.....the answer should be very often. Like most every other time, the only reason it is being discussed is because of who did. There is going to be a discussion any time Crosby hits a guy in the head.

Ok so what do you think the league will do or the news will be if Crosby gets one of these "EVERY NIGHT" non-lethal elbows/forearms to the head and about 50 crosschecks to the back?
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:42 PM

I'm not so much asking for a suspension myself, because it does happen often in the heat of battle, players will throw a quick elbow while jockeying for position at the net front. However, this is also not that. This wasn't about clearing the crease, and if it was, Crosby came out looking the ***** in all of it, either way. Sid is, has been, and always will be a petulant kid. All the talent in the world, which tends to be polarizing enough in pro-sports, but his attitude and how he composes himself aren't doing him any favors; he will continue to send more fans to the hate side of the fence over time.

Sid has always picked his spots and made sure it was going to be either one-sided or that he can step out and let someone like Kunitz take care of the rest. Slappies and the NHL/Canadian media will continue to defend these actions as Crosby being "gritty" or "standing up for his goaltender", but they are really temper tantrums more than anything. If someone like Zetterberg went around throwing elbows and cross-checks every time he was upset, I would say he was fair game, which a lot of the backlash on Sid is saying. And yet you know the league would never stand for that.

Pop quiz: whats the difference between his latest tantrum and the one below? Answer: the elbow to the chops and 11 months of complaining about headshots.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MytxhhimKqg



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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:58 PM

Crosby is such a weasley little puke ... Im Canadian and have never been able to stand him. Hes been groomed as the posterboy of hockey since he was 12 and the sense of entitlement he carries around with him is sickening. I would be overjoyed if Ovechkin or Phaneuf absolutley smashes him sometime this year and rattled that soft little brain of his.



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Posted 27 November 2011 - 04:20 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MytxhhimKqg



Not the greatest example. Z unintentionally slashed Sid in the groin area right off the faceoff with his stick. I'm not saying Sid should've thrown that tantrum... But I understand.



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Posted 27 November 2011 - 09:21 PM

We've certainly seen worse (in general) than Crosby's incident last night, but even if he tries to justify something like, "Well this was a head hit in-between the whistles, I got hit in live game action", it still makes him a hypocrite.

While I don't like him much to start with, I'll also get on people who just try to flame mentioning his name for the sake of it or I'll give him his fair credit when it is due.

I don't have time to watch his every single move like other fans or media seem to, but assuming media in general is doing this, I honestly have no clue how they can just shun this aside and say it is from him playing hard or being intense.

I'd be all for still having him as one of the marketable faces in the NHL IF (and IF being emphasized) he was marketed in equal time with some of the other stars that'll be in the NHL a long time. But the over-attention he gets in general and what probably will end up happening of this eventually getting shunned aside is just absurd. (And just to make it clear, even though I do not want to do this, I am not jealous of him whatsoever or want a Red Wing marketed obsessively as opposed to Crosby or whatever).

Edited by SouthernWingsFan, 27 November 2011 - 09:22 PM.


#289 L3T5G0W1NG5

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

What a surprise, Crosby gets another point.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:55 PM

....and another. This guy deserves his own sub-forum!

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 12:07 AM

His assist on the Rangers' third goal was awesome :cool:

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 01:08 AM

He is a damn good hockey player but I don't think anyone dislikes him as much as I do. Respect him, but dislike him.

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 04:05 PM

What really doesn't help Crosby ........ he is one of the most ugly, dog butt fugly in the NHL .
It's hard to stomach :scared:My link:bag:

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Posted 30 November 2011 - 05:22 PM

Jeez... It's as if all he has to do is touch the puck and then a goal happens. How does he rack up the points so seemingly easily?





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