In Defense of Crosby

crosby_100pts.jpgPretty good column here by Spector pointing out just how good young Sydney Crosby was this year, and some of the backlash he’s received. I have to admit I find it hard to imagine he was able to get 100 points on a team that lost Ziggy Palffy and Mario Lemieux to retirement; traded Mark Recchi, and watched big free agent signees John LeClair, Sergei Gonchar, and Jocelyn Thibault fail to produce. Not to mention being thrown into a leadership role when the new coach weighed the 18-year old down with an A.

Crosby won’t win the Calder as rookie of the year, but he potted 100 points in his rookie season, did everything expected of him by the moribund Penguins and was the only thing on this year’s Pens roster worth cheering for.
He’s clearly deserving of both better media coverage of these achievements and better treatment than what he’s received this season.
In short, give Sid the Kid the respect he deserves.
He’s earned it.

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3 Responses to In Defense of Crosby

  1. JB says:

    Not to say I told you so, but I told you so.

  2. Art says:

    Hmmmm, I’ve never seen this Spector cat and Jon in the same place at the same time. Hmmmmmmmm….

  3. Dr. Bumba says:

    You put me in the new NHL and I have 200 points. This guy couldn’t carry Brashear’s jock. I wonder how many of those points were the infamous Mario Lemieux “Phantom” points.

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