ziggystardust wrote: Mad City Mike wrote:
He is only 10 points ahead of Crosby this year, playing on a WAY better team. Crosby also has more points this year than the likes of:
Not to mention Sid will put up more points at 18 than this POC has ever put up in a season until this year.
lol this "POC" you're talking about is really freaking amazing at both ends of the ice.
Pens fans amaze me with their defense of Sid's actions. What Alfredsson said was 100% true, and Crosby's attitude would be the sole reason that he loses the Calder if in fact he caught Ovechkin in the points race.
The humor in all of this is how Alfreddson becomes a POC overnight because he called out Sid for acting like a brat with the refs, which he does, STILL!!
I don't hold it against Sid, because he is 18, but for a guy of Alfreddson's stature in the League to be asked a question - well shame on him for giving his actual opinion.
This garbage about his great linemates is just that. Spezza has been in and out of the lineup all year. Martin breaks up that first line often, and his linemates last night were not all-stars. He had a goal and a nice assist without Heatley of Spezza.
He plays both ends of the ice, he kills penalties, he is on the first PP unit and he produces in all phases.
He is a star player that doesn't carp about being on a team that rolls 4 lines almost every single night. I watch them a lot, and Martin rests that top line (when they are together) as their games get out of hand (which they often do).
He gets double-shifted many nights with the 4th line as their center. If Spezza is such a stud that he elevates Alfreddson's stats, why isn't he getting that shift? Why, because Alfreddson is one of the most complete players in the NHL and has been for years.