Trottier vs. Crosby
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11-24-2012, 03:29 PM
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Alright didn't "injure" himself but he was a little careless and had he kept his head up the Steckel hit doesn't happen. Same thing in 2008 sliding into the end boards. Crosby had and still has a bad habit of doing that. I don't know if he was trying to draw a penalty, I'm not in his head, but it was another case of him costing himself an Art Ross.
Haven't we reached a point where we're past penalizing a player for concussions? I mean, this is the Age of Concussions now. Everyone is getting them now, a result of the game being too fast and every check looking more and more like a car crash.
I think, 'should have kept his head up' is a little out-dated with the league the way it is now. I personally find it tough to critique a Crosby or a Toews or a Bergeron for concussions like I once did with a Lindros, all things considered.
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