A day after being criticized by Detroit Red Wings forward Kris Draper for not shaking hands with Nicklas Lidstrom after Game 7, Sidney Crosby gave his side of the story.
"My intentions were to shake hands,"
"That's the last thing I'd want to do. By no means was I trying to avoid shaking the other team's hands.
"I think it's important to do that."
Crosby went on to explain to the Post Gazette that after celebrating for "three or four minutes" he joined the handshake line, which at that time only had "seven to 10" Red Wings left, with "five or six" that were leaving the ice.
Kris Draper brought the handshake issue to light yesterday, when he called out