To the Pittsburgh Penguins,
You know what you did. The 2017 Stanley Cup Final s still fresh on our minds, and though we should have earned your respect, for some reason it feels like we still don’t have it.
Let us not forget we took you to six games, and if it hadn’t been for injuries to Ryan Johansen and Kevin Fiala, maybe we would’ve taken it to the full seven games.
At the same time, your golden boy, Sidney Crosby, is nothing but a baby-back…no, it’s the holidays and while this may be a festivus, I’m not going to lower myself to the language you deserve. He should have been suspended for the crap he pulled against P.K. Subban.
If Crosby’s name was any other, if he wasn’t who he is, he would’ve been suspended. At the least, he would’ve been fined.
It’s not that we don’t respect you; it’s that you’re the favorite child. You get everything you want and then some, and nobody bats an eye. You’re one of the “original six”, in a “traditional” market, and because of that, of course the league will go easier on you and your players.
Some of us aren’t so lucky. The thing is, you know where you stand in the eyes of the league, and you’re so darn smug about it.
May your holiday season bring you a hardy dose of humble pie you so deserve, and may Crosby never lift another Stanley Cup.