Desiato wrote:It's a crap article to take advantage (ad revenue) of the pitchfork waving maniacs.
penmyst wrote:Piling on? Maybe.
At least it's refreshing to see the sports media in this town willing to take *some* athlete to task. Sort of balances out the Stillerz butt-licking all of them do.
Das boot wrote:Also doesn't offer any solution. Does he want the Pens to explore trading Sid? Or does he just want Sid to publicly take blame for the playoff failures. Seems to me lots of people in the media want to take Sid to task but none want to put in writing that they think they should trade him.
Lt. Dish wrote:Desiato wrote:It's a crap article to take advantage (ad revenue) of the pitchfork waving maniacs.
I came to post this and also to ask why pile on now, 5 days after all of North America has already done so?
What new ground has been covered here? None. We get it. Sid gets it. We're incredibly disappointed. Sid's incredibly disappointed.
The Pittsburgh sports media, with a few exceptions, is beginning to exhibit Montreal-levels of psychopathy (not criticism, not reporting, not review, not analysis).
jcgopens wrote:I actually agree with the article. I've been saying the same thing all playoffs. I lost a lot of respect for Sid during these playoffs.
Big Easy Pens Fan wrote:Well I can understand Starkey's article. Up to a point. He is frustrated also. While he is a beat writer, you also have to figure he is also a Pens fan an wants them to succeed at the highest level...which has become "the expected" of the Pens. It is also a difficult task to live up to. And when it doesn't happen, especially after a long drought then who do you expect to feel it the most. Yep, that's right...Sid. And when Sid missed that golden opportunity on an open net early in game 7 with a whiff, you can bet that his frustration reached an uber level. And while he apparently did not say "I've got to improve" instead of "We've" you have to know that if anyone knows how to improve his game it is Sid. He has proved that in the past. So while his leadership was strangely missing, I believe he will make a concerted effort to improve that aspect of his responsibilities as "C". And that being said, this is still a team game from Lemieux and Burkle all the way down to IceBurg and we the fans.