Dear Hockey fans,
Sidney Crosby, by all means, is a great hockey player with a stellar career but, of recent Crosby has spreared Buffalo's Ryan O'Rielly in the groin and then literally shattered Ottawa's Marc Methot fingertip sheared nearly off by a slash to the hand!
In both of these instances, there was no penalty call and subsquently, no suspension for this type of play.
Crosby has a cult-like following~ He has a very Large fan base. He also has huge amount detractors and fans that believe he is a "dirty" player. He almost never receives a penalty call. The facts are, there are players who have not only the penalty call, they have also served suspensions for less!
By the way, hockey is a rough sport, players do get hurt and they do expect to get hurt. But, they also expect to have the rules of penalty help them when they play. Now Marc Methot will be out for many weeks as he heals from his injuries from the Crosby slash.