Re: New Respect for Crosby
posted at 1/23/2014 7:20 PM EST
In response to Fletcher1's comment:
In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
Uh, hasn't chara just suckered him on his recently broken jaw? All captains whine. They're supposed to. It's hopefully for the next call.
Ha, 'suckered', that's hilarious. Go into the crease after the whistle, bump Chara, get a facewash, and then complain that you were suckered (and actually have people buy it). It isn't Chara's job to keep track of opposing players injuries and try to protect them. Watch the tape, it's laughable.
The logic about constant whining being a good captain's tactic to get the next call is equally silly. The captain's that get the most respect are the ones that pick their spots to complain, so the ref might actually think the complaint has some merit. Screaming at the refs through an entire game, and continuing after the game gets you nothing, but a bad reputation (as evidenced here).
and crosby does pick his spots to complain, problem is there is a camera on him always, so it gets picked up, and because he was an immature 18 when he came into the league and whined a lot then, everyone thinks he is a big baby. everyone that does is uninformed.
and ya. it wasn't a facewash. it was a punch. i have no problem with it, but you can't blame crosby for being annoyed by that.