Before I get into this article let me start off by saying, I am not against Sidney Crosby in any way shape or form. Yes I know, I have a picture of him bent over in the header of my blog, it’s actually funny because it relates to this article.
What I am against is how bad the NHL media is blowing his return way out of proportion. They even had to announce his return on Sunday Night Football!
I get it, he was the youngest captain to ever win the Stanley Cup, even though he sat out the 3rd period injured, and Maxime Talbot scored the two luckiest goals of his career. Yes, he scored the game winning goal to win the gold medal in the Winter Olympics. The list goes on, but no need to become another one of those all about Crosby blogs.
One again the NHL media is all over Crosby, but what about guys like Joffrey Lupul of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who is third in points. That’s right, Joffrey Lupul, who would have thought?
Or how about Brian Elliott of the St. Louis Blues, who leads all goalies in GAA and SV %? I’m serious, and the top five goalies in each category consists of goalies like Josh Harding of the Minnesota Wild, yes Josh Harding, Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes and Nikolai Khabibulin of the Edmonton Oilers.
Think that’s crazy, how about the standings!?
The Philadelphia Flyers lead the East, after eliminating 8 offensive players in the offseason, one of which was their captain. How about the Florida Panthers who are currently sitting third in the East, that’s right third! I would mention how the Washington Capitals are falling apart, and how Alex Ovechkin forgot how to score, but it seems to always be the same song and dance with them.
Now looking at the Western Conference. Now get ready for this one. The Minnesota Wild lead the West, sure it’s a tight conference every season, but they still sit in first place.
As you can see there is plenty in today’s NHL for the NHL media to talk about and hype about. Instead of constantly resorting back to the golden child they call Sidney Crosby.
It’s great he’s back, just another chapter in his remarkable career. But come the puck on, let’s discuss this surprising season and expand the NHL!
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