So the “Next One”, “Sid the Kid”, “Cindy Crysby”, whatever you want to call him made one of the major NHL foopahs as he did not shake hands with BARELY ANY of the Detroit Red Wings after the Pens won the CUP. As Henrik Zetterberg said it best it was downright “disrespectful.”
I can understand being caught up in the moment of winning the Stanley Cup. However, he is the Captain, it his job to lead his team into the handshake. The hockey playoffs have tradition that has gone of for years. And of course Crosby was aware of this. But did his ego get in the way?
How can you not participate in the timeless tradition of the handshake at the end of any playoff series?? As Zetterberg said, DISPECTFUL!!! He has been in this league, any many others, that have a ceremonial handshake. I was even recently at a police vs. firefighters game and even they shook hands.
Crosby had no excuse not to be present for the ceremonial handshake. He needs someone to sit him down and tell him he is not sent by the hockey Gods to be the next Gretzky or Lemieux. At least not until someone works on that ego issue.
And can we drop the “sid the kid” routine??? He is not a kid anymore and he is not the "Next One". Maybe someday, but with his ego as big as a house now, its not happening anytime soon until someone cleans his clock.
He is disrespectful, he need Bylsma to teach him how to reign in his attitude and very soon.
GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD HOCKEY!!!