Sidney Crosby does not look like a confident hockey player.
He needs to find his confidence again.
It's really that simple.
But it's also really...that complicated.
When Crosby entered the league he was 18...he was Sid The Kid.
He led by example.
His example was powerful because he simply enjoyed playing the game of hockey and he was one of the best in the world at doing it. He... Read More »
Dear NHL; Your Game Sucks
Posted November 10, 2015
You know what I'm talking about.
The game...as it is played today...is largely unwatchable.
A few years back there was this idea that the game should once again be about skating, with skilled players making it exciting to watch.
For a while it worked.
But for the past few years (...at least), the game has become more like a wresting match on skates.
I can't tell you how many times I... Read More »
Posted November 26, 2014
Quite a bit has changed for me personally in the past 5 years (separation/divorce)...death of family members and my sister's life threatening cancer...but when I read this blog again today...I knew it STILL applies.
From 2009 ---
It's the time of year when you take a minute and reflect upon your life and the things in it that you are thankful for. If you haven't done that already...make sure... Read More »
For NHL GM's the real challenge is, and always will be, getting your money's worth (or more) for your team.
The complex problem they face is this - who do you pay a 'premium' salary and who gets the 'average' salary?
Since Pascal Dupuis is a common target on the Penguins Hockeybuzz forum...I'll use him as an example. For this comparison I will use simple statistics from the regular season.... Read More »
Posted May 15, 2014
Lets say, because he said it, that Sidney Crosby does not have an injury.
Let's also say, for all intents and purposes, he doesn't feel tired (although I kind of think he was worn out and won't admit it).
Why did the guy that a lot of people consider to be one of the most competitive guys in hockey...look so defeated throughout most of the playoffs?
Why did he not look 'up to the challeng... Read More »