Crosby to miss Top Prospects game
Sidney Crosby is not going to play in the CHL propsects game. Too bad, I was looking forward to seeing him and Gilbert Brule go head-to-head. Crosby sites a back injury and overall fatigue from the recent World Junior Championships. At the very least, with Crosby on the sidelines, maybe we can focus in on some of the lesser known players who could becomne future NHL stars.
Crosby has been taking some heat in the Vancouver media for his failure to show up for the prospects game. The talk this afternoon on the Team 1040 AM radio is that many people bought their tickets hoping for a chance to see him play and now they are irked at the notion that Crosby will be a no-show. Apparently Gilbert Brule is nursing a shoulder injury, but will suit up for the game.
In other hockey related news, I had to laugh when I saw this picture. Sportsnet's Hockeycentral will feature a special on NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA Executive Director Bob Goodenow in a two-part special. To see it, tune in Monday, January 17 at 5:00 p.m. (ET - Sportsnet Ontario/MT/PT)/ 5:30 p.m. (ET - Sportsnet East)