Sunday, January 08, 2006

Don Cherry Defends Sidney Crosby?

It seems Sidney Crosby has some support from the most unlikely source: Don Cherry!

After many months of attacking Sidney as a 'hot dog' and a 'diver', Don Cherry came to the defense of Sidney on yesterday's Coach's Corner (CBC's Hockey Night in Canada) after Atlanta's Ilya Kovalchuk punked out Sid during Friday's game.

"I've seen a lot of things in my life but I've never seen a guy pointing to a guy in the penalty box," Cherry said. "Someone should've broken his (Kovalchuk's) arm but they didn't."

"I'm starting to like Crosby more and more because he doesn't back down," Cherry said. "They (Pittsburgh) absolutely have to get somebody to ride shotgun with him.

"He's an 18-year-old kid...this is ridiculous."
With all of the money the Pens spent in the offseason, why didn't they pick up a big scary goon to back Sidney up?

Full story here.

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