As we continue to wonder just what kind of "symptoms" Sidney Crosby is experiencing these days, the Penguins confirmed Monday that he will not participate in all-star festivities taking place this weekend in Raleigh. Are we still talking about his concussion at this point? Has anyone nailed that down at all? With only the Islanders in the way of another week's worth of rest for Sid, it wouldn't be a surprise if that's all this really amounts to in the end: another week of rest for Sid. I'm expecting to see him in the lineup next Tuesday when the Penguins return from the break against the Rangers. If he's still out next week? Well, then I'll be surprised. And scared.
Oh, Geno will likely skip the weekend, too. It's sad, really. You can say the all-star game doesn't really mean anything, and you'd probably be right. But it doesn't have to be that way. There was a time when a young French Canadian center made it his personal playground and a fitting showcase for his genius.
Natalie looks like she just walked off the set of a Bon Jovi video. Awesome.