Sidney Crosby Voices Concerns About NHL Player Safety Committee

Published September 17, 2023 at 4:52 PM
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
NHL Faces Scrutiny Over Player Safety Consistency

Sidney Crosby, captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, has voiced concerns about the NHL's Department of Player Safety on the "32 Thoughts" podcast. He highlighted the lack of clarity surrounding suspensions, saying,

"I would say maybe just suspensions. It's still something where you see a highlight or you see a clip, and you don't know the range of a suspension, you don't know whether it's gonna be a suspension or not. That's how I feel."

While recognizing the challenge of determining appropriate penalties, Crosby emphasized the need for greater consistency, stating,


"I know it's not an easy job for anybody, but I still feel there's a bit of a grey area there... But I would like to think we can get a little bit closer to what it is exactly and maybe what the punishment is."

Crosby's concerns echo those of fans who have long called for clearer and more consistent player safety decisions. However, whether the NHL can address these issues and establish a more predictable system for assessing suspensions remains uncertain.

Source hawksinsider
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