I would venture thay Sidney Crosby is one of the half dozen greatest hockey players who ever laced up skates, right up there with the likes of Wayne Gretsky and Bobby Orr.  What’s more, still in his early twenties, Crosby’s greatest hockey is ahead of him.

But there is an ominous cloud on Crosby’s career.  Eight months ago he suffered a serious concussion.  He has not  played since.  And further months of rehabilitation have not been effective.  It now turns out that Crosby’s concussion symptoms return when he tries to operate at the 90-percent exertion level.

So what happens to this super star now?

He could go back to square one in his rehabilitation, hoping eventually to return to professional hockey, thereby risking another serious concussion or even death.

Or Crosby, a wealthy man, could call it a day and choose another profession including coaching or managing an NHL teeam/

Should Sidney Crosby give up on hockey?

What do you think?


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    John Says:

    I think he’ll quit. Neither his ego nor his bank book need to put his health at risk. He knows it.

    There were those who called the kid a whiner and maybe he was I don’t know. But maybe if someone in hockey had listened to him about the cheap shots the sport wouldn’t be limping along without its top player.

    BTW Neil I don’t think Crosby would crack the top half dozen of all-time. To do so he’d have to bump one of Rocket Richard, Gordie Howe, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, Wayne Gretzky or Jean Beliveau which is unlikely. Probably top dozen along with Bobby Hull, Doug Harvey etc.

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    Neil McKenty Says:


    I bow to your opinion and will relegate Crosby to the first dozen. Though I should remind you that I was following the NHL (though no longer) when the league comprised six teams and Dit Clapper from Hastings was playing for the Bruins, firtst as a foreward and then as a defense man – an all-star in both positions.

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    I think he’ll choose a hockey career if it is at all possible again.
    Very sad situation for a talented young man (or anyone).
    I wonder how many of the olden days players suffered long term from concussions.

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    Ernest Frasco Says:

    Concussion can be damaging to the brain specially if the head has been hit so hard. It is always advisable to get an x-ray if you have been hit on the head..« ;:

    Kind regards

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