Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sidney: "I'm Slumping!"

First denile, and then admittance. Sidney is already on the second step to recovery, right?

From the Ottawa Sun:
There are two ways to look at the fact NHL leading scorer Sidney Crosby has only two goals in his last 17 games.

The Senators are catching him at a good time, because he's in a bit of a slump or ... The 19-year-old star of the Pittsburgh Penguins is about to bust loose, so look out.

Crosby has but one point in his last four games.

Is he in a slump?

"A bit," he admitted after the Penguins morning skate at Scotiabank Place, blaming a little bit of bad puck luck lately. "Hopefully my time will come soon."
A bit?? 2 goals in 17 games is more than a BIT of a slump, Sid.

"He's going to have work through this," said Penguins coach Michel Therrien, who is planning on using Crosby with rookie of the year candidate Evgeni Malkin tonight to try and give him both a boost.

"He's going to play against top players every night. Sidney Crosby doesn't surprise other people right now. The last month and a half they've checked him really well, but that's part of his development.

"He's only 19 years old. He's going to have to fight his way through those things. That's why we put him with Malkin, hopefully, it's going to help them be on the same page and fight through this together."

Yeah, hopefully Lurch can help Crosby get some points tonight. Lecavalier and St. Louis are closing in on the scoring title.


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