Canada is going to need more points from him and Thornton on Sunday, but up to this point, I think he's been solid. He hasn't lit the word on fire, but he doesn't have to on this team. I guess he's scoring about a point per game (too tired to research), which is good but not great.
He hasn't been a disappointment by any means, but he's still got another gear to hit that we saw right before the break. I wouldn't be surprised if he got rolling and destroyed the American dream on Sunday, though I hope I'm wrong.
Certainly hasn't played bad, but I was surely expecting a much more dominating performance out of him these Olympics. He just looks like an ordinary player out there and not one of the top two in the entire world. On the grandest stage of them all, it's a little disappointing to see Crosby and Ovechkin not leading the way.
For those saying he's only 22 and he shouldn't be expected to dominate the tournament -- does that justify his non-selection in Turin when he was a mere 18-year old pup?
With or without him Canada is still exactly where they are now. Playing for gold on Sunday.
well, yes, but the fact is, Canada is where they are, with no Heatley, or Getzlaf, or whoever else.. when you have over 20 amazing players in one team, which looks like a pure NHL all-stars team, 10 captains or something, what do you expect?
You should be happy, you have a team like you have !!!
Look at how he manages his shifts/efforts and you see that he's playing to win and not for his stats. Short shifts, backchecking hard, working a lot along the boards,etc.
He hasn't been dominant or anything, but he hasn't needed too anyway. And to me he has looked more snakebitten that anything. His line was buzzing pretty much all-night long once again. Cannot count on both of my hands how many points he should have racked since the beginning of the tournament, if his teammates wouldn't have missed open nets/great opportunities, that were originally created by his passes.
Looking forward to how he'll play on Sunday...if he makes a buzz, I expect it to be there.
Whatever happens, he's still one of 2 best players in the world, if not the best.
I've been neither overly impressed or disappointed. He's not dominating offensively like he's capable of, but he's working hard, creating some pretty good chances, and doing most of the little things right. He has been a little sloppy a couple times in the defensive zone, but nothing too bad.
Crosby has been "disapointing" so far, but he isn't lazy. He works hard and he gives his best. It hasn't click so far, but he is still playing very good hockey. He'll be just fine sunday. Don't worry about Crosby.
It's Iginla & Staal's fault, they aren't burying their chances from Crosby feeds, and they sure as hell aren't feeding Crosby for good chances.
This. Crosby is setting these guys up every 2nd shift for good/great chances and they arent finishing the last 2 games.
Of course the stat watchers dont think hes playing well. No surprise there. Of course they arent noticing the great job hes been doing defensively either. That's okay he will just keep being the most underrated defensive player on the planet.