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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Marc Staal Continues To Target Sidney Crosby's Head

A lot was made of Marc Staal going after Sidney Crosby's head and neck in game three on Monday night. Dejan Kovacevic wrote a passionate column about the terrible job of the officials are doing by letting this kind of stuff go, and the complete hypocrisy of the NHL on player safety. A lot of Rangers' fans and bloggers came to the defense of Staal, even saying that what he did happens every game and that is wasn't that big of a deal. 




I think a player getting crosschecked in the neck and/or head is a big deal. A crosscheck to the head is a penalty and the refs cannot be missing such obvious infractions. What happened to the crackdown on head-shots anyways? Well, even after Pittsburgh Penguins' fans and media did their best to bring attention to the glaring negligence of the officials, the same damn thing happened again in game four.


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It is going to be fun to see the Rangers' fanbase and media try to defend Staal in this situation. Staal is obviously targeting Crosby's head/neck and is starting to get more vicious in each game. If the NHL is serious about player safety, which it is not, then it will punish Staal. But based on previous history, this is just going to be considered "Old time hockey" and nothing will be done.

What's going to happen is players are going to continue to do this, and star players like Crosby are going to miss an entire season. The NHL just does not get it. NHL = garage league. Marc Staal = goon.

12 comments:

  1. The Pens need an enforcer to take care of Staal.....

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  2. wahhhhhhhhhhhhh wahhhhhhhhhhhhh wahhhhhhhhhhhhh

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  3. if your team was play against Crosby you would play him the same way so stop crying. the Pens are about to win the series so what are you crying about?? HOMER!!! the Pens made many a brutal hit on Ranger players through this series, do you see Ranger fans crying about it??? grow up! this is a mans sport if you don't like the hitting go report on tennis or golf. what wuss.

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    1. Well, Anonymous, we all can see what a big boy you are by not even using your name.It's ridiculous to even try to justify blows to the head as"Old Time Hockey."
      It's Old Time Assault. No player on the ice should have a bulls-eye on his head. That's cheap. Give Crosby as many heavy legal blows as you can dish out, but don't stoop to attempting to injure ANY player. If you can't deliver legal hits, sit on the bench. Don't use your defensive shortcomings as an excuse to injure.

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    2. u want my name so bad come meet me i'll give it to you in person. there was no intent to injure on any hits made by Staal on Crosby PERIOD. if u watch the hits u will see that any contact with his head was purely accidental and not head hunting. I guess u Pens fans wouldn't know this but Staal has had concussion issues in his career also do u really think someone who has been through it would intentionally inflict the same on another highly unlikely not to mention Staal had a spotless record and the powers that be in the NHL I do believe WATCH the games and no one has said a word!!! don't u find that strange being we are talking about the GOLDEN BOY of hockey Crosby??? be happy u are advancing in the playoffs and that Crosby is healthy for once. if u don't want him to be hit make him a coach.

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  4. congrats to the Pens fans who are not little cry babies like the person who wrote this article for out playing the Rangers fair and square. the Pens are the better team. yes I am a Rangers fan but one who lives in reality. good luck the rest of the way Pens

    PS. to the person who wrote this article, if you think Crosby got mauled by Staal wait till the next round when you play the Bruins or the Canadians. LOL better stock up on the tissues little girl.

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  5. yeah because Rangers fans never cry. Blow me

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    1. Steve, I'm not crying i have given full props to the Pens for beating us and in order to be blown you would need a dick and from your comment its obvious all u have and all u are is a WUSS. have a nice day.

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  6. Rangers in 7 ! Crosby fans cry about everything then turn a blind eye to everything Crosby does, like diving on every play he could for the last 5+ years or the SPEARS which is just a Bush League play that should warrant automatic suspension, definitely no class for a "great" player. Never knew "great players" could be such pusses.

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  7. what!!!! no pics or gifs of Crosby spearing Moore in the nuts last night? yeah Crosby is a real class act NOT! Crosby is a very talented, dirty, classless, cry baby. but what can u expect when he was mentored by Mario. birds of a feather, when in Rome and all that good stuff LOL

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  8. Both those hits were debatable at best. The first hit was clearly a cross-check gone wrong and the second hit was questionable at best. It's okay when Crybaby Crosby does it, but when people try to retaliate, he has a target on his back.

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  9. @ Steve and Rovin Rosie, all I can say today is AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHA Crosby who? wow can u say CHOKE? AHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAA AHHHHHHAAAAAAAHAHAHAHA karma is a bitch aint it AHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHA enjoy ur vacation AHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHAHAHAHAHA.

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