One of the reasons I love hockey is the “C” and “A” on the jerseys. Captain and alternate captains for those wondering the terms. There is one captain who I think is going too far…
I understand the Sid is the leader; I think a leader stands up and DEFENDS RIGHTEOUSLY the teammates he serves. Often time, Sid is regarded as the best hockey player in the world. Sid is a targeted player on a game night. Whether legally or illegally, someone wants to hit Sidney Crosby. I’d be dumb to say otherwise. And I’m only using Crosby because he is (whether I like it or not) the biggest name player in the NHL.
Now, my beef with #87 is with the BS of starting fights and behaving really immature. The Penguins-Flyers has NOT been for the weak. I gotcha. However, YOUR LEADER SHOULD RISE ABOVE BULLSH*T!!!!!
I’m hockey old school from the late 90s. The best players (and captains) were Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Joe Sakic (personal favorite), et al. I didn’t see them doing this mess Sidney is doing.
Surely, a Penguins fan want to string me up from the rafters. I can understand that to an extent. I’m picking on Crosby while all other sorts of madness is playing out in these playoffs. Here me out though, you are the best player in the game.
I get fighting for you teammates. Stand up for them. DON’T BACK DOWN!
Just don’t resort to cowardly acts! That’s not what a captain does. That’s not what the best player in the game does…