Even since yesterday’s tilt with the Islanders ended the internet and the Penguins fan base has been awash with competing sides in the never ending Sidney Crosby debate.
The haters win this round. No matter what you say. No matter what you show. No matter how right you are they outnumber you.
Not only do they outnumber you they have haters in the media on their side.
They also work for the network that owns the Philadelphia Flyers.
New York Yankees of hockey. That’s what we’re looked at as. Despite the fact that it can’t be true in a salary cap league that is the stereotype. We are part of the evil empire. We are everyone’s enemy.
It’s easy to see the jealousy in the eyes of the hockey fanbase in general.
That’s why EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR. The media and hockey fans want to anoint the next best player in the world. Alex Ovechkin, Claude Giroux, hell even Evgeni Malkin. Hockey fans yearn for Malkin to take the reins because it means that Sidney Crosby has relinquished them.
Crosby will always be hated. He’s a boring quote, will play in the dirty areas, is better than everyone else.
This current outrage is just another battle in a war we will never win.
Better to embrace to hate. To play the heel. To become the bad guy.
The Penguins won yesterday. That’s the news. That’s the goal. You can’t change anyone’s mind so revel in the victory.
If not for your own sanity then so I don’t have to write this post every year!