Sunday, May 28, 2017
PENGUINS EXPECT CROSBY ABUSE TO CONTINUE, BUT THEY'RE GROWING TIRED OF IT
By: Ken Campbell
May 28, 2017
Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Marc Methot #3 of the Ottawa Senators fall to the ice after colliding during the second period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Final during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre on May 23, 2017 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH – Trust us when we say this. The Pittsburgh Penguins, from high-profile owner and former superstar Mario Lemieux on down, have pleaded with the NHL to do something to protect star players. Not just their own star players, but all star players. And the response from the league has pretty much been constant. So that development, combined with the fact that Sidney Crosby has received more abuse in these playoffs than ever – and that’s saying something – you can go to the bank betting on the Penguins to beef up their brawn and the expense of their skill and their brains this summer.