Monday, December 05, 2005

Is Sid really that Vicious?

Oh dear...

People complain that Sidney Crosby gets too much press and too much hype.

Go figure that the "Anti-Crosby" crowd is coming out now because it's always cool to bash the golden boy.

Let's take Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun, who decides to get in a jab at "Sid Vicious"

Let's see if we've got this straight: An 18-year-old hotshot violently crashes the net, seriously jeopardizing the health of Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff and not one teammate decides to do anything about it.

Not a terse word, not a discouraging shove, not a warranted beating.

Why would this be allowed to happen?

Is it because the offender was NHL golden boy Sidney Crosby.

To his credit, Francis goes on to chide Flames 'enforcer' Chris Simon for his lack of enforcing skills and lazy attitude. Why the need to take a swipe at Crosby? Almost every forward in the NHL knows that you can drive to the net with little consequence these days. Crosby is not a 'punk' or a 'hotshot' because he is doing what Rick Nash, Jerome Iginla, and Joe Thornton get so much credit for doing on a regular basis.

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