Back before 1999, I was a poor hockey fan in Georgia that had no team to root for. So for some reason I chose the Washington Capitals (along with my beloved Edmonton Oilers). The Caps big rivalry was the Penguins. Caps and Pens. They met in the playoffs every year it seemed like. The problem was it was the Pens that would always win with some guys named Lemieux and Jagr. Then the Caps got Jagr, and I could no longer root for them. I have morals people. He came close to destroying that franchise. Both the Caps and Pens started to suck, and the rivalry cooled.
To anyone who watched the game yesterday on NBC, or anyone who has paid attention to the season this year, you are very aware of how great this rivalry is yet again. Ovie scored yet again. Crosby whined yet again. Here are some quotes following the game:
"What I can say about him?" Ovechkin said. "He is a good player, but he talks too much."
"Like it or lump it, that's what he does," Crosby said when asked about Ovechkin's showmanship. "Some people like it, some people don't. Personally, I don't like it."
"I was just skating to the bench and he pushed me from behind," said Crosby. "So I just gave him a shot back. That's hockey, and he likes to run around these days, so that was it."
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Daddy, he hurt me! And I think that is the first time I've ever heard an NHL player use the phrase "Lump it". Obviously you know where I stand on this little argument. I just thought it would be interesting to see what our loyal readers think of Sidney.
So, in the spirit of the great Puck Daddy... what say you readers about Crosby: Like it or Lump it?