One thing I miss about hockey is the sound Sidney Crosby’s whines. There’s something about a baby crying that, while annoying, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It’s cute, cuddly… and let’s you know that your hockey team probably just dominated his.
Crosby spoke to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about a myriad things. If you feel like reading the equivalent of a rectal examine, then I’d highly suggest you check this out. If not, don’t fret, because I did the dirty work for you.
Sid was asked about Claude Giroux’s punishing blow in Game 6 of their first round series and about Giroux’s claim that Crosby broke his wrist on faceoffs during the series:
The primary highlight from last season’s playoff series between the Penguins and Flyers was Claude Giroux’s hit against you in Game 6. How much have you thought about that series and that hit this past summer?
"It was a clean hit. I don’t think I would have really changed anything. Do you like putting yourself in that position? No. The odds of a guy making a hit like that at home and then having the puck end up on his stick two seconds later and scoring a goal…. That probably is the whole series in a nutshell. The series could have been over, we could have not had to play that game if we would have won the first two (games). It might not have even gotten to that point. We learned a pretty good lesson there hopefully. We didn’t execute. We lost leads. We did everything possible to lose. We let in a lot of goals. Weren’t good defensively. The only thing that really came out of that was our power play was pretty good. But that’s not usually what wins you games. We got a pretty good lesson and we’ve got to learn from it.”
During the offseason, Giroux claimed you broke his wrists while taking faceoffs. Do you recall any plays where that might have happened?
”No. I really like to win the faceoff. I don’t try to go after his wrists but if I caught it, I’m not sorry for it. I think it’s hilarious I hear that stuff from Philly. It’s comedy to me to be honest with you. They’re probably involved in that stuff more than any team in the league and they’re the ones always talking about it. I guess I’m not apologetic. I was trying to win a faceoff and if I caught his wrist, then I caught his wrist. He seemed to play okay so I couldn’t have hurt him that bad.”
God I miss hockey.