By the way I forgot to mention that those 3 goals are hardly a sniper's goals. Let's face it, his first goal of the season against Toronto he scored only because that Leafs defenseman went to the net. Of course, Sid pretty much anticipated that would happen and it was a great play because of it. Still, that's hardly a great goal. Toskala made a big mistake on that play.
Then he barely got a piece of Malkin's slap shot against Carolina, and then he scored on a rebound against the Rangers.
I've been holding back and just accepting the fact that Sid's simply not getting goals right now but after 13 games of not a single nice goal from Crosby and only 3 overall, I had to vent. Especially with that incredibly frustrating 3rd period.
netwolf wrote:Isn't he basically using a similar (if not identical) pattern as the one he used to score 39 goals as a rookie? He likes it for passing, and has had goal scoring success with it in the past. As particular as he seems to be about equipment, I don't see him looking to change it anytime soon, and I'm not convinced he should.
Besides, of all the different reasons going through his own head about his goal totals (and I don't think he thinks about it that much to begin with), I'm guessing his stick is last on the list, assuming it's even on the list at all.
I don't think at all that he's obsessed about it like I am, I'll give you that, but there's no way he's not CONSTANTLY thinking about it during games and practices. No way in hell. He's passing up fewer chances to shoot nowadays, and let's face it, it's the only part of his game that's missing. He has become an excellent two-way player, he wins battles in the corner and is the best playmaker in the game. The only thing missing is goal scoring. Crosby wants to win AND be the best and he knows that scoring goals is something he needs to do. Does he care if he scores 50 goals or 35 goals? Doubt it. But right now there's no way that he's not often thinking about his goal totals.