Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/18/07 at 12:06 PM ET
If Crosby gets some leniency from the referees, Blake said he’s earned it by becoming the best player in the league, just as he earned the right to crow in victory.
“He proved himself,” Blake said. “Again. He does it every day. He’s their captain. He’s their best player every night, and that’s what you need. Your best players have to be your best players.”
That comment underlines Blake’s frustration.
“It is frustrating right now,” Blake said. “It just seems that we’re not getting the bounces we did early in the year, but then again, maybe we’re not working as hard as we did. I don’t have an answer for it….”
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