If and when the NHL lockout is lifted, the Pittsburgh Penguins will have star player Sidney Crosby ready to go for the first time in two years. He's been working hard this offseason and is totally healthy, which is definitely a good sign. He talked about a lot of these things in a recent interview, but one of the most notable takeaways from said interview had to do with Philadelphia Flyers' player Claude Giroux.
Giroux claimed that Crosby broke his wrists while taking faceoffs during their series in the playoffs last season. When asked about it though, Crosby wasn't exactly apologetic, though he claims he didn't actively try to break them. In fact, Crosby bluntly states that he's not sorry if he did, in fact, break them:
"No. I really like to win the faceoff. I don't try to go after his wrists but if I caught it, I'm not sorry for it. I think it's hilarious I hear that stuff from Philly. It's comedy to me to be honest with you. They're probably involved in that stuff more than any team in the league and they're the ones always talking about it. I guess I'm not apologetic. I was trying to win a faceoff and if I caught his wrist, then I caught his wrist."
It's true that Giroux had to get surgery, but he didn't seem like a player who was out there with a pair of broken wrists, that's for sure. Still, you rarely hear a player speak so boldly when injury is concerned, and it might have a lot to do with the fact that Crosby took some hard hits of his own from Giroux. There's also the comments about the "dirty" factor regarding the Flyers, but that is, of course, just Crosby's opinion.
Via Puck Daddy.