Crosby's Olympic performance
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02-26-2010, 11:59 PM
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He hasn't looked like the best player on the ice in any game.
He hasn't controlled any game.
He's looked ok. That isn't good enough.
He looks VERY lazy defensively, which is something I never expected from him. It's like he doesn't have a fire anymore.
Azumi, that is pretty much my impression as well. Fans shouldn't need announcers screaming about a player's lazy defensive play to notice because lord knows they pick their spots depending upon who it is -- but he has been lazy defensively.
Crosby is a great player (personally I think he's the best in the NHL). This is the biggest stage he's played on...and he's delivered a performance that fits your description. It's disappointing.
Koss, I agree the Crosby line had a couple of good shifts late in the game, but I don't think that salvaged their performance. He also had a couple of turnovers and misreads that could have been disastrous in the third.
The "It's not all about the score sheet" doesn't always work as a default answer to defend a player.
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