Clouding over this game was the injury to the Penguins captain. A stick to the back of the head by Alex Ovechkin and a cross-check to follow it up from Matt Niskanen sent Crosby to the locker room for likely the rest of the game.
The hot takes were flying moments after the hit. Was Niskanen intentionally going after Crosby’s head? Or is it just an unfortunate accident? How about Ovechkin’s role? We at SB Nation are of the mind that Niskanen did not intend to injure Crosby, but the play was still reckless.
Washington scored first in the late stages of the first period, and the Penguins thought they had tied the game early in the second. However, the net came off its moorings and Chris Kunitz seemingly interfered with Braden Holtby on the goal.
The cold shoulder from one of the draft’s top prospects, however, was expected. Recently at the SportsBusiness Journal’s World Congress of Sports, Nike consultant George Raveling called LaVar Ball “the worst thing to happen to basketball in the last hundred years.”
LaVar Ball also drew widespread criticism for his price tag of a $1 billion endorsement deal for his three sons combined. Nike co-founder Phil Knight called the tag “a little bit steep,” though he conceded Lonzo Premier League Cheap Jerseys is “an awfully great player” and that his company had an interest at the time.
With the top three companies out of the running, LaVar Ball says he NFL 21 Cheap Jerseys will reach out to other brands, including Peak (Dwight Howard, Matthew Dellavedova, Tony Parker, Lou Williams, George Hill), Li-Ning (Dwyane Wade, Evan Turner, Jose Calderon, Glenn Robinson III) and Anta (Klay Thompson, Rajon Rondo).