Sidney Crosby will not play in the NHL All-Star Game in Carolina next weekend due to a concussion he is recovering from. Crosby, the Penguins, and his agent have been dancing around this issue, mainly because he is the biggest draw in the sport. Without him, the hype will not be the same.
Initially, it was thought Crosby would be sitting out as a form of protest over the head shots in the NHL. What is becoming more clear is that his recovery from the injury is going slower than anyone wanted it to. From behind this keyboard, I would venture to guess that the delayed recovery can be directly tied to him continuing to play not only in that game, but the next as well.
Crosby can be mad about the head shots, however he needs to look in the mirror a bit too. He handled this concussion like most “bravado” men do, as if it was nothing. It is time for Crosby to take some responsibility for his actions also.