Ummm....pretty sure he was referring to body checks to the head....not standing still in a scrum and getting your forearm up in someone's face. There's an absolutely huge difference there.
As professionals, the odd time maybe theres accidental contact, but for the most part you can control whats going on out there. If a guys gotta be responsible with his stick, you have to be responsible with the rest of your body. Whether its accidental or not accidental, you have to be responsible out there. - Sidney Crosby
By your logic, if Crosby gets into a scrum and guys are punching him in the face, he can't punch them back because that would make him hypocritical since that would be considered a head shot. I know what he did wasn't a punch, but it wasn't really an elbow to the head either.
Edit: that said, there are a lot of people out there that think the league is contradicting themselves by taking a hard stance on headshots (i.e. bodychecks to the head) while still allowing fighting (guys punching each other in the head).
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