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Sidney Crosby planned to spend Oct. 11th watching opening night of the NHL season. Instead, the Pittsburgh Penguins star will spend it watching the Steelers.
Crosby says the NHL players are ''willing to make a deal'' as the lockout continues, but that the owners ''have their deal, we have our deal and they want their deal.'' He is optimistic the owners are negotiating in good faith and aren't stalling to put more pressure on the players.
The former MVP has spent the last few weeks skating with a few of his teammates at Pittsburgh's practice facility and says he feels great after spending much of the last two seasons dealing with concussion-like symptoms.
Crosby says he has no immediate plans to play hockey elsewhere if the lockout isn't resolved soon.
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Sidney Crosby wanted to spend Thursday watching the NHL drop the puck on the 2012-13 season while prepping for the Pittsburgh Penguins' opener the following night.
Instead, the most recognizable face in hockey planned to flip on the Pittsburgh Steelers and wonder when the NHL lockout will end so he can get back to work.
''It's not something you want to be doing...
On October 11th 1967, 45 years ago from yesterday, the Pittsburgh Penguins franchise played their first game in the National Hockey League. Since that day, there have been many exciting moments in Pittsburgh hockey. As a franchise the Penguins have won 3 Stanley Cups, with the last one coming in the 2008-2009 season. There was the emergence of Mario Lemieux, the first superstar for...
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