And the plan for Sidney Crosby is ...?
Sidney Crosby stood the hockey world on its collective head just three weeks ago, scoring two goals and four points against the New York Islanders. Right away he showed the speed, skill and determination that have made him the universally acknowledged best player in the NHL. He exceeded his own coach’s expectations, playing nearly 16 minutes after coach Bylsma stated he wanted to limit Crosby to 12 minutes.
Though the goal scoring dropped off – he has failed to score in seven straight since picking up a pair against the Islanders – he still registered eight assists in his last seven.
Surprisingly, Crosby displayed an even greater feisty on-ice attitude than he did before his concussion. He compiled four minors in his first three games. He tangled with David Backes in his second game and elbowed Nick Foligno the next time out. He continued the amped-up style of play through Monday.
Against the Boston Bruins, Crosby received a hard check...