Wednesday, February 18, 2009
"I wouldn't say it's a struggle playing with him," says Whitney, the defenseman, "but Sid sees plays happening one or two steps ahead, and other guys don't. It can frustrate him. I don't think by any means he gets on his linemates too bad, but he's a superstar, and last year he found a guy [Hossa] to play with who's a superstar. You see him and Malkin together, and well, there's Sid again. But when he's playing with guys who are good NHL players but not quite on his level ... guys get a little nervous."From this week's upcoming Sports Illustrated issue, now I didn't read the whole article, cause frankly that's a lot of words. But I'm going to throw this out there.
If his own guy, his boyiiieeeeee, a friend who's going to be playing along side him for the next 5 years, says "I don't think by any means he gets on his line mates too bad...", that to me, is telling. Does he really bitch guys out for a saucered tape to tape pass through 3 defenders skates from behind the net? Exaggeration, yes, but you get the point.
I'd love to see in what context that's being said. Was Whitney being defensive? Was he qualifying his statement? Is he throwing the 11 different guys that have played on Crosby's wing this year under the bus? Going on the record with a statement like that is a pretty big deal, especially when team chemistry means so much in today's game.
Since nobody gives a damn what I think, we go to the comments. What do y'all think, has Crosby been part of the problem? Is Crosby a bad teammate? Should Crosby be...traded?!? (e3)