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For the Week of 1/17/11
Sydney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

The NHL's anointed poster child is threatening to skip this year's NHL All Star Game in protest for the league's failure to suspend David Steckel of the Washington Capitals after Steckel a hit allegedly contributed to concussion symptoms. Crosby also took a shot to the dome from Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning four days later.

According to the Globe and Mail, Crosby's agent Pat Grisson is hinting toward the boycott.

"Brisson said he believes Crosby suffered the concussion, which was the first of his career, as a result of the first hit by Steckel. There was some controversy because the Penguins said the concussion came after the second hit, by Hedman. The Penguins were criticized for allowing Crosby to play after the Steckel hit, but Brisson said the only symptom he felt at first was a sore neck. Brisson said both he and Crosby think the Penguins' medical staff handled the situation properly."

If Crosby were to pass on the game, the earth might stand still, which would create bigger issues for man-kind. If that doesn't happen, it's believed the league would still hold the game. It also means that some unsuspecting player in the league would lose out on a three-day break and be forced to play in the league's meaningless get together.

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1/12/09: Jarko Ruutu - Ottawa Senators

1/5/09: Sydney Crosby - Pittsburgh Penguins

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12/1/08: David Frost

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