Jim Montgomery believes NHL has ''Sidney Crosby rules''

Published April 3, 2023 at 10:49

Sidney Crosby is widely regarded as one of the greatest ice hockey players of all time. Despite facing significant injuries early in his career, Crosby has managed to achieve an impressive record and secured himself a place in the sport's hall of fame upon retirement. However, many speculate that had he not faced these setbacks, his career could have been even more impressive.

The NHL is well aware of the importance of star players to the league's success. As a result, they have implemented measures to protect these players from injury or suspension, which could negatively impact the league's revenue.

In a recent game between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Bruins believed that there was interference on their goaltender, Jeremy Swayman, during a goal. Despite this, head coach Jim Montgomery chose not to challenge the ruling due to a strategy known as "Sid rules".

When questioned about his decision, Montgomery explained that he did not want to give the Pittsburgh Penguins an advantage by risking a powerplay. This decision highlights the impact that star players like Sidney Crosby can have on the game, not only in their own performances but also in the strategic decisions made by their opponents.


April 3   |   29 answers
Jim Montgomery believes NHL has ''Sidney Crosby rules''

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