2. Sid Crosby’s blandness
The ability of the greatest player in the world to say absolutely nothing is well-known at this point, but the lengths to which he’s gone in recent weeks has frankly been astonishing, even by his own high standards.
One of the few times he ever really shows emotion is when he’s dealing with a player he genuinely doesn’t like. Steve Downie used to be able to count himself among that elite group, but now that he’s on the Penguins, all has apparently been forgotten:
“He’s on your team now, and he has a job to do. He had a job to do when he played for other teams. I think everybody understands that.”
I mean, that’s pretty vanilla even by Crosby standards, but let’s see if we can top it. We can, you say?
So Bob McKenzie has what is supposed to be a pretty great book coming out within the next few weeks, and Crosby gave him a quote for the book jacket. It is amazing:
“Bob McKenzie has been around the game for a long time. His knowledge and insight comes from passion and experience. His behind-the-scenes stories will be of interest to all hockey fans.”
Just remarkable. Let’s fisk this and see exactly how little Crosby says. All three sentences are pretty much just statement of fact: Bob McKenzie has been around a long time, check. He knows a lot about the game because he cares about it, check. He knows a lot of interesting stuff fans do not."