Re: check this out
posted at 6/4/2013 4:14 PM EDT
In response to goodnewsbears' comment:
In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
i can't understand all the sid hatred.
I heard somebody say he whines a lot. I just don't see it.
I have stuck up for Sid a number of times as well, and would agree that he is the best player in the world, but the more you watch the more you get turned off by the other stuff.
He actually initiates a lot of garbage and then he complains like crazy to the refs. Game 1 was alarming. He could have been called for a half dozen penalties. He goes after Rask in between swinging his stick at people all night. That's okay if he accepts the consequences, but he acts like a complete baby when Chara tells him to knock it off, and he was literally chewing the ear of the ref every time he was on the ice. At the very end, he finishes a check on Seguin with a two-handed swinging slash, and he gets called for it. Instead of taking a seat in the box, he bombards the ref with the unmistakable look of the "do you know who I am??" defense. When the game ends, he chewed out the ref all the way off the ice. For what? Was there even a bad call? I didn't hear the other Pens players or coaches complaining about the refs. He thinks he's entitled to special treatment and if he doesn't get it, he's up in arms.
Same thing from the Flyers series last year. I recall a big scrum starting after Crosby literally takes 4 swings at the hand of Bryz who has a puck covered in the crease. Crosby dodges everyone in the scrum and yells at the ref. Then Voracek skates over to pick up his glove and Crosby shoots the glove away. Another scrum ensues. Crosby comes out of it furious at the refs, even though he has literally caused the whole thing twice. Complained about the refs and the Flyers after the game too.
See the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG6bhlqmKD8 Go to 2:33 and 3:59 for what I'm talking about.
Or nonsense like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBs1SCgfFJg
He's a fantastic player, and petulant little baby.