as a fan of the game of hockey, that would upset me. guy's got all the talent in the world and to have his career ended because of concussion issues would be terrible.
i picked TB, btw. if their 3rd pairing defense turns out to be M.A. Bergeron and Matt Gilroy, though, they don't stand a chance.
I don't think it would upset me and I'm not wishing and I'm not wishing that Crosby gets hurt. He's a great player and the NHL markets him and he can be a jerk on the ice. Pretty much the two separate hits that put him out of action didn't appear to be that bad but they had a devastating effect on him. Pretty much from New Year's and into June. That's a long time for something that didn't seem all that serious at first and just lingered and lingered.
We'll go on to Malkin who was not having that great a year--and at least it used to be that for the kind of injury and surgery he had it would take a year or more to get back to 100%.
Bylsma did get a lot out of his team. It helps that he has an excellent goaltender and a very solidly built defense.