Check out Carrick’s grimace.
When I get frustrated, I try to leave the situation before I do something stupid. I go outside, I gather my thoughts, I try to compose myself.
World-class hockey player Sidney Crosby doesn’t have that luxury. He’s trapped in a 200′ x 85′ plexiglass case of emotion. Or maybe he really is an enabled and entitled goon who enjoys temper tantrums, complaining, and cheap shots. Whatever it is, Crosby lashed out again on Wednesday night. This time he took his aggression out on poor li’l Connor Carrick.
As Jussi Jokinen‘s stick grazed Crosby’s face during a scrum behind the net, Crosby lost his mind, shoving the closest and smallest thing to him, the diminutive Carrick, right in the throat.
Crosby infinitely shoving. (GIFs by Ian Oland)
Carrick got up and, after surveying the situation, did nothing — probably because he thought the whole thing was pretty cool. In his eyes, that may very well have been the second coolest play of his brief NHL career so far.
But Carrick is still just 5’10” (on a good day) and 180 pounds, and completely unsuspecting of Crosby’s assault.
Crosby should really pick on dudes his own size. At least that makes for good TV.