I have never liked Sidney Crosby. Yes, he is skilled, and a great leader for the Penguins, but he is a diver and a complainer. He has the attitude of a soccer player, and not of a hockey player. However, prior to last night, I never once thought he was a dirty player. He dives, he complains, but he never once made a dirty or dangerous play (that I know of), which is something that can’t be said for some current Rangers, and half the NHL. Of course, Crosby went and slew-footed Ryan Callahan in last night’s game, with video below:
On the play, Callahan was given an interference penalty. That’s not the issue here. The issue is that Crosby made a dirty and dangerous play, and it will go unpunished because he is the NHL’s poster boy. A slew-foot is one of the most dangerous things you can do on the ice, short of swinging your stick like a baseball bat. If the NHL’s justice system were fair, then this situation would at least be “investigated.”
I am trying not to be biased in this post. I really am. However, it is painfully clear that Sidney Crosby slew-footed Callahan, and should face punishment. If it’s not a suspension, fine him. It is a dangerous play to a player that is very important to the Rangers. Naturally though, this won’t even be reviewed.