Deserved or not, Sidney Crosby has long been labelled a whiner in some corners of the hockey world.
Now there’s artwork to depict that moniker, thanks to The Columbus Dispatch.
UPDATE: One day after promoting Sunday’s edition, the newspaper decided to cancel its plan to distribute the mask, according to reporter Aaron Portzline.
The newspaper had planned to include a “Sid The Kid” mask in its Sunday edition, encouraging fans to wear it to Nationwide Arena when the Columbus Blue Jackets host Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 3 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series that night.
The Blue Jackets need to do something to throw off Crosby, the NHL’s regular-season goal-scoring champ. He potted his 50th career post-season goal in Friday’s game and added two assists to help the Penguins earn a victory and build a 2-0 lead in the series.