Sidney Crosby Castigated By IIHF at World Championships

Posted: 20th May 2010 by Scott Weldon in NHL
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The International Ice Hockey Federation has released a lengthy article on their website lambasting players that turned down their national hockey federation's call to play at the World Championships.   Among the players singled out for abuse were Switzerland's Mark Streit, Sweden's Henrik Zetterburg, Niklas Kronwall, Niklas Backstrom, Tomas Holmstrom, and Johan Franzen and of course everyone's favourite whipping boy, Canada's Sidney Crosby.    Ironically enough, the World Ice Hockey Championships were not introduced as a competition between the best players in the world. It's improved since professional players were allowed to participate and often is a good watchable tournament.    Unfortunately for the IIHF, a tournament of lesser players is goi ...

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