sorry i should clarify, but this is obviously my opinion, that he is more of a goalscorer than a playmaker.
however it is not opinion that they NHL gives him way to much media coverage (and through him the Penguins). a good example is there history will be made commericials, the penguins already have one this year, and MAF gets a shutout in game one (so did 3 other goalies) and he gets a commercial for it. nice.
Anyone with half a brain can see he sucks big time at just about every other aspect of the game. Nova Scotia is not a province that produces much in the way of hockey players (Brad Marchand is probably the only other one anyone would really recognize in the current team rosters across the league) , as our winters are normally mild and we get maybe a month or two of safe ice a year... and even less usable ice from the weather making it choppy, crusted with half frozen snow, etc etc. Hand-eye coordination and accuracy are all that keeps him afloat, along with his teammates. How do you think he did so well in Rimouski before the NHL? The team itself was one of the best in the QMJHL at the time!
Shit, look at him skate, he looks like he's going to fall over half the time. He's not very fast either.
BUT HE WON THE GOLD MEDAL IN THE OLYMPICS!!!!!!
Notice how Iginla got absolutely no praise for his setup efforts there.
Fuck Sidney Crosby.
Edit: There seems to be no one that can possibly see how overrated Crosby is besides:
1) A Detroit Red Wings fan.
2) A Washington Capitals fan.
3) Almost anyone from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Last edited by Asera; 2011-04-17 at 09:01 PM.
I can't say I hate Crosby..
Being from Vancouver and seeing him win it for us.. I can't say it I JUST CAN'T
Ugh, I can't watch the caps game. TSN doesn't stream and I don't have cable. ><
The Lightning are going to win hands down. Stammer is looking to start his career off right, and whats better then in your 3rd year you already have a Stanley cup and a Rocket Richard trophy on your belt?
Pens fan for life here. Born and bred in Pittsburgh. But I gotta say, I don't really see us going all the way this year. I'll be hoping and cheering them on no matter what. But I don't know about all the way. I can see us easily going to the second round but after that I'm not sure.
Back on topic. I just don't want any team in the Western Conference to win the cup.
For what it's worth, I think the sheer volume of media coverage for any superstar is beyond asinine.