Enough of the Stupid Crosby-Ovechkin "Feud"

ernie cohenCorrespondent IApril 30, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 25:  Andrew Alberts #41 of the Philadelphia Flyers congratulates Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins after Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs  at the Wachovia Center on April 25, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-3 and won the series 4 games to 2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

No sight this spring is more pathetic than NHL writers trying to promote the PIT-WAS series by quoting inflammatory Crosby-Ovechkin exchanges such as the following:

Crosby (on goal celebrations): "'Like it or lump it, that's what he does. Some people like it, some people don't. Personally, I don't like it."

Ovechkin (in reply): "''He is a good player, but he talks too much."

Wow, them sure is fightin' words. Did we forget to mention that they're playing a game where whacking somebody with a thick wooden stick gets you a two-minute penalty? (Assuming of course that you hit them hard enough to break the stick.)