Here is a fact. Sidney Crosby is perennially one of the hardest working players in hockey, but exiting the third period last night he was staring a nine game scoreless drought directly in the face. That's why made this clutch save on him all the more demoralizing...
Here is another fact. The guy that scored this game tying goal - Jonathan Druin - is in the midst of an excellent playoff run, but was oft-criticized prior to his call-up of being a me first player that didn't have the best interests of the team in mind...
Considering the inherent truth behind those two statements, this comment from Jeremy Roenick might just be the stupidest thing ever uttered while discussing any aspect of any sport on a widely disseminated platform...
If you needed any further proof of that then Sidney Crosby provided it no more than one minute into an overtime period that was crucial to keeping his team in the series...
Does anyone know if the 'Inside The NBA' crew has time to pull double duty and discuss some hockey in between periods? Actually fuck it, I don't even need them to discuss hockey. They can just sit around and talk about the eating habits of the women of Pittsburgh. It can't be any less relevant than Jeremy Roenick spewing out non-sensical verbal diarrhea just to hear himself talk. I don't even feel comfortable calling his comparison of Crosby and Drouin a "hot take", because that would be disrespectful to heat. At best that was nothing more than lukewarm stupidity. If Skip Bayless knew what a hockey puck was even he would say that Roenick was trying too hard to be controversial.
The guy that is paid to discuss, in detail, the most pressure packed moments of the season just said something that would make the drunken buffoon sitting behind you at his first hockey game ever stop yelling "SHOOT!" and check his program. The most casual of fans heard this and immediately started googling stats because they thought that their fundamental knowledge of the NHL was outdated. The best two way player in the sport needs to take notes from a guy that needed a literal handful of injuries to take place before his organization felt comfortable inserting him into the lineup. A player whose work ethic has never been questioned needs to use the rookie that's just a few months removed from demanding a trade out of spite as his role model. How rich. Everyone knows that you can't say you're trying if you're not scoring. That's just next level hockey analysis right there. It's about time Crosby dedicated 30 seconds of his precious time to giving a little effort. Wouldn't you know it, that's all it took to get his team back into the series.