~ David Shoalts, Monday via the Globe and the Mail:
"The word filtering out of the Pittsburgh Penguins is that Crosby is an angry young man, angry enough to pull his considerable star presence from one of the league’s showcase events because he does not think the NHL is doing enough to protect its players. An NHL source said Crosby is not likely to tell the NHL he is withdrawing from the all-star game to protest the fact neither player who hit him on the head was suspended."
~ David Shoalts, Tuesday via his personal twitter page:
Clarification on the fuss around Crosby: It was my opinion that he was angry enough to consider skipping the all-star game.In a related story: Team Journalism has since cut loose Mr. Shoalts, and he was later picked up off waivers by Team Hate.