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Sidney Crosby has indicated that his chances of playing overseas during the NHL lockout have increased significantly, according to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
"You know what? It's a lot more possible right now," Crosby told the newspaper Monday. "I probably hadn't thought about it quite as much as I have the past few days.
"It's definitely been something ... with the way things are looking now, it's not looking too good."
According to the report, the Pittsburgh Penguins star's agent, Pat Brisson, has been in contact with many teams in Russia and Switzerland about Crosby.
Crosby led the Penguins to a Stanley Cup championship in 2010, but his career since then has been marred by concussions.
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Sidney Crosby ready to go to Europe?Superstar Sidney Crosby insists he's starting to think -- seriously -- about playing in Europe. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, competing overseas could become a reality if this lockout drags out much longer. "You know what? It's a lot more possible right now," Crosby said Monday. "I probably hadn't thought...
Sidney Crosby hasn’t fled overseas to play during the NHL lockout, but as the work stoppage drags on, the biggest name in hockey says that he’s thinking about it more and more. “It’s a lot more possible right now,” Crosby told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after a player-organized workout on Monday. “I probably hadn’t thought about it quite as much as I have the past...
The lockout, as it continues it's long and slow crawl, is forcing more and more players to play overseas who were hesitant about doing so. Even the drudgery and not having an end in sight has gotten to hockey's biggest star, Sidney Crosby. It was thrown around when the lockout was in its early days, mostly by teammate and current KHL-er Evgeni Malkin, that Crosby would leave...
Somewhat big day in the negotiations between the NHL and NHLPA. A federal mediator has been brought in. But don’t get to jammed up about it.[ SportingNews ]
“The federal mediator is simply trying to get the collective bargaining process to move more productively,” said Daniel E. Lazaroff, a professor at Loyola Law School and director of the Loyola Sports...
from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,
This is not Bettman’s shining moment. The NHL’s board of governors pays him $8 million a year and by abdicating his responsibility as the chief negotiator, he’s not exactly earning it.
But what this latest tactic does prove is that, love him or hate him, Don Fehr is a genius when it comes to negotiations. The league is so flummoxed...
(More on the lockout from SBRForum)
Figuring out odds is a lot like a guessing game. Even if an “expert” has a system or systems in place, the unexpected is a variable that almost seems like a constant. As November moved on, the numbers became more and more dire. Although some have put their money on the lockout ending before the season is axed, Las Vegas does not have the same...