Sidney Crosby just wants to get back to work. At this point, where he takes the ice hardly matters.
The Pittsburgh Penguins star said Friday the prospect of lacing up his skates in Europe is growing more appealing as the NHL lockout nears the three-month mark. The latest round of talks between owners and players broke down Thursday night, leaving Crosby ''disappointed'' and considering other opportunities.
''I just want to play hockey,'' Crosby told reporters after an informal workout with some of his teammates on Friday morning. ''As far as whatever option is best there, I'll start thinking of it a lot more because this stuff is getting ridiculous.''
Crosby spent three days in New York this week as part of the negotiations and felt progress was being made until NHL commissioner Gary Bettman shot down any growing optimism during an emotionally charged press conference in which the commissioner scoffed at the idea the sides were close to a deal.
With no deal in the works, Crosby ...