Jun 3, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) at the face-off circle against the Boston Bruins during the third period in game two of the Eastern Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Boston Bruins won 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY SportsI only have one tweet for the twitter roundup today and it is one I have strong opinions about. This tweet is from a fellow writer Matt who writes about the Philadelphia Flyers. This is what he said:
Folks, Crosby isn’t overrated. He’s still the best in the world. He’s just incredibly sensitive and undisciplined.
— Matt (@TheOrangeNBlack) June 4, 2013
I could not agree more with this statement. He sums up perfectly what everyone who doesn’t like Sidney Crosby is thinking, including me. Most Crosby fans think people hate him and call him a baby because they are jealous he is not on their team. Those people are wrong we call him a baby because he is one.
Sid the Kid’s kid-like qualities were first brought to my attention in last year’s playoffs, I’m sure there are examples of it from before then but this is just my personal experience. In the series played between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Flyers he was severely undisciplined and emotional. He was trying to play physically and was letting his fists, not his talent, do the talking. He became petty and whiny. Who can forget this little sound bite from when Jakub Voracek dropped his glove and Sid batted it away when he went to pick it up.
I can sense that history will repeat itself in this series against the Boston Bruins. Crosby has been letting his emotions get the best of him and its causing the Penguins to fall flat. Crosby is not a physical player and should not be trying to play like one. The Pens lost the series to the Flyers and if they continue like this they will lose to the Bruins as well.