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Sidney Crosby The Topic For Saturday Hockey Talk

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

- Imagine if the opposite had occurred?

Imagine if it had been Sidney Crosby’s finger dangling, dripping blood, part of it crushed, the result of a slash, intentional or not?

Imagine the noise the hockey world would make?

Instead, the usual voices say the usual things. You can’t penalize the kind of slash that happens so often in every game. You can’t suspend Crosby for maiming Ottawa’s Marc Methot and ending his regular season — and possibly his playoff run — while probably damaging his hand forever.

That’s their view. The NHL shrugs and looks the other way. The game goes on.

That’s their view, not mine....

- What you need to remember about Eugene Melnyk: When last we saw his Ottawa Senators in the Stanley Cup final, there was Melnyk in the dressing room after losing the Cup, calling out players, questioning their character and basically embarrassing himself.

- Really, Gary Bettman cares nothing about you. He took away a hockey season. If he thinks it’s good business to not have NHL players in the Olympic Games, he won’t lose a minute of sleep over it. That said, Bettman hasn’t officially ruled out NHL participation in the Olympics, which makes it still possible.

more on Crosby and other hockey notes too...

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OlderThanChelios's avatar

Really, Gary Bettman cares nothing about you.

Simmons could have stopped right there and completely made his point – no matter the specific issue involving the NHL.

Yes, we know Buttman is the spokesman (or stooge) for the owners. That’s his main job. But a man who truly loves the game wouldn’t let that stop him from also doing what’s best for the game.

But we all know that Buttman not only doesn’t care about us, he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the game itself. And that’s why he’s booed unmercifully every time he shows up at a game.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 03/25/17 at 06:25 PM ET

Primis's avatar

&%*# the NHL for making us have to side with guys like Melnyk and Simmons.  Seriously.  This is what it’s now come to.

Posted by Primis on 03/25/17 at 08:05 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Much like the Red Wings the NHL has reached a new low. I see them being the new WWE in a couple years.
Actually, that’s disrespectful to the WWE. Sorry.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/26/17 at 09:05 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

We have at least 2 resident penguin fans who have been quite silent on this issue.

Posted by ilovehomers on 03/26/17 at 12:09 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

To me, Penguins fans are the worst in the league. That comes with a little bit of bias, but I have seen no remorse from that fan base for either his nut spear nor this slash, even though to me the latter is more of an accident on a routine play.

Posted by ilovehomers on 03/26/17 at 12:12 PM ET

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