He has said in the past he'll play for whatever team he's been drafted to. He's the type of player that just wants to help his team...so the odds of Montreal getting him are extremely low. Unless they decide to purposely lose the entire year. I'm sure Ribeiro would work well at making it look realistic
Beleive me, he is going to become quite professional about it. Meaning he will play for whomever drafts him if they want him. I think wanting to play for Montreal is one thing (quite understandable for a Quebec boy), but throwing a hissy fit if you do not get to play for the team you want is... How to put it nicely?.. Unprofessional.
Crosby's NOT a Quebec boy. He plays in the QMJHL because Maritimers are eligible to play in the 'Q', but his connection to the Montreal Canadiens is the fact his father Troy Crosby was drafted by the Habs back in 1984, I believe.
I want to play for the Rangers when I get older, since they're my favorite team, does that make me a brat, @$$hole, or whatever? No, I don't think so. Everyone WANTS to play for their favorite team, but most are okay playing with any other team, which Crosby will be.
He should pull a Lindros and refuse to play for any team but Montreal. Then we could trade a whole wad of future picks for him like Philly gave Quebec.
Hahahaha! yea.... hey! then maybe we can watch as the Capitals go on to be one of the best teams in the league for the next decade and win a couple of Stanley Cups even like Flyers fans got to watch the Nordiques/Avalanche do.
I did not hear this particular interview but I have heard Sidney on this subject
before and the context is more like this: He has always been a Habs fan and
he dreamed of one day playing for them,but he would be happy to play on any
team in the NHL.
If Crosby had even thought of not wanting to play for a team, that probably went away now that he's seen Eli Manning get flogged for telling the Chargers he wouldn't sign with them, and refusing to wear the hat and such. Crosby also doesn't come close to having the power the Manning family does.
mmm... Manning... if ive ever wanted to see a player in sports crash and burn; itd be him. I can see it now.... lets jinx him guys. RYAN LEAF, RYAN LEAF, RYAN LEAF, RYAN LEAF. Oh wait, leaf went up against manning #1 in the 'which QB is better' field.
Its just an idle question guys, Whats he supposed to say? It's not like hes gonna pull a Manning or Lindros just so he could play for his beloved Habs. He'll have a good 20 seasons to play hockey, im sure down the road after he's won a few cups he'll go to Montreal just to wear the jersey