Given the orgy of injuries the Penguins recently got hit with, only a complete idiot would dispute the statement that the Penguins need Crosby on the ice now more than they have during this entire concussion saga.
The sad part is that no one knows what is going on. No one even knows if Crosby's current concussion-like symptoms stem from his first concussion or if it was a completely separate event. Regardless of what the answer is, it's not good news.
Given the dire straits the Penguins are in now, answers to questions about Crosby will be in high demand. Keeping fans in the dark about everything may be the Penguins' decision or it may be Crosby's decision. Either way, when the entire fan base has no clue what's going on with the pivot point of the franchise, then someone failed somewhere along the line. Miserably.
After the jump, some random, unorganized talking points that are from our own mind, from friends, from comments, and from Twitter.