Saturday, April 21, 2007
hen the Pittsburgh Penguins lost their fourth game of the first round of the 2007 Stanley Cup playoffs to Ottawa the obvious question became: Would Sidney Crosby play at the World Championships?
There's no doubt Steve Yzerman, this year's General Manager for Team Canada, would love to see him on the team.
The are only two options for Crosby: play or feign an injury.
He can't say no. For good or bad, if he declined to play, said "I don't want to go", many wouldn't forget it and many would use it to take shots at him and since he has the potential for a Wayne Gretzky like career, he has to avoid a backlash.
I am therefore not surprised to see today he announced he won't be going. He's been playing with a fracture in his foot.
To be expected.
Posted 2007/04/21 at 18h29ET in Hockey.