“I kinda feel bad for him because he deserves to be a starter and he’s going to have to wait now with Marty there still,” Luongo said. “In a way I’m kinda lucky because I get to start and play, which is all you can ask for at this point.”
(The “at this point” underscores Luongo’s frustration quite well, doesn’t it?)
Luongo states his belief that Schneider, 27, is ready to be a superstar in the NHL.
“Nope,” Dubinsky said. “You know, I’ve played the same way my whole career and I’m not going to change. The next time I have an opportunity to play (Crosby), I’m going to play him hard.”
In case you’re wondering, that next opportunity comes on Dec. 21 in Pittsburgh, assuming that both players are healthy and not suspended.
One can understand Dubinsky’s perspective, although such honesty would be that much more interesting if there’s another incident with Crosby. His initial reaction to the hit was interestingly candid, admitting that his “stick rode up” on his adversary.
Would that stance – which, from a harsher view, might seem flippant to Dubinsky’s critics – open the door for a bigger future bit of a discipline?
Maybe, maybe not … but at least his comments aren’t as inflammatory as what John Tortorella said (at least on the record).
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