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Sidney Crosby Calls Out Gary Bettman and the NHL


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Julien Trekker
September 17, 2023  (12:48)
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In a recent conversation, Sidney Crosby shared his thoughts on the NHL Player Safety Department, a sentiment many fans might resonate with.

Crosby Expresses Concern Over NHL Player Safety Measures

Recently on 32 Thoughts, Sidney Crosby, the captain of the Penguins, was questioned about potential modifications he'd suggest for the NHL.
He highlighted a prevalent fan concern: the unpredictable nature of suspensions in the league.
"I would say maybe just suspensions. It's still something where you see a highlight or you see a clip and you don't know the range of a suspension, you don't know whether it's going to be a suspension or not. That's how I feel."

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Crosby Advocates for Clearer Suspension Guidelines

While Crosby acknowledges that deciding on punishments can be challenging, he believes the NHL could improve its approach.
"I know it's not an easy job for anybody, but I still feel there's a bit of a grey area there. I don't think anyone is ever going to agree on length... or what the intentions were on a play; that's always going to be debatable. But I would like to think we can get a little bit closer to what it is exactly and maybe what the punishment is."

Several decisions made by George Parros, the head of the Player Safety Department, have raised eyebrows. One can only hope the NHL heeds Crosby's advice and sets a clearer benchmark for suspensions.
Do you think the NHL should do a better job when it comes to suspensions?
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