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Crosby Trying To Be Something He's Not

Posted on: October 14, 2009 10:09 pm
 
Sidney Crosby, one the NHL's primier playmakers decided during the offseason that he would shoot more instead of doing what he does best-distribute the puck. The result? Disasterious. A paltry 5 points in 7 games. What? Stop listening to the critics. Stop listening to the naysayers that are puting Alexander Ovechkin on a plateau above you. Fact is part of the naysayers is true. Part. Ovechkin will always have more goals. Accept it. You'll sleep better. Good advice given by Charleton Heston in the original Planet Of The Apes. Accept it, you'll sleep better at night.

And what shame is there in being the front runner for top assist man year after year? None. Look at Jumbo Joe Thornton. He's accepted that he will make his mark in the NHL and ultimately...hopefully the Hockey Hall Of Fame in Toronto-by being a crisp passer. His 90 assist season put his in the same breath as Wayne Gretzky and Mario Lemieux.

So Sidney. Please. For the Pittsburgh Penguins' sake. For Lord Stanley's sake. Just do what you do best. Pile up 80-90 assist seasons with 35+ goal seasons. You will challenge Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Ovechkin for the Art Ross instead of averaging less than a poin-a-game.
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Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: October 29, 2009 12:03 am
 

Crosby Trying To Be Something He's Not

No one would be more glad to be wrong than me! I'm hopin' this is one to the few times that I am wrong! 




Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: October 24, 2009 7:38 pm
 

Crosby Trying To Be Something He's Not

..so what does he do last nite?  Score all the Pens' goals!!!!  That was awesome.....a PPG, SHG and the only goal in the shootout.  I think what the Pens have is a great mix of versatile forwards: someone gets cold scoring, someone else picks it up.    I like how you never know who is going to go on a hot streak, as any of 4 or 5 of these guys can carry the team over a week or so.


WoodPort56
Since: Aug 28, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2009 8:01 am
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Since: Aug 16, 2009
Posted on: October 23, 2009 5:17 am
 

Crosby Trying To Be Something He's Not

Makes sense: do what's best for the team.  Dish the puck out, take up two defenders, and let your open man score.  Sid will still get an occasional hat trick, but I think you are right.  He should be averaging more than a point-a-game.
By the way, I would love to see Malkin score 50+ this year, but the Pens need to up their PP from the 20% where it is to the 25% neighborhood.


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