NHL Lockout 2012-13: Sidney Crosby Considering Europe After Latest Debacle

December 7th, 2012 by Brian Leigh Leave a reply »
Just when things were starting to look up in the NHL Lockout saga, they now look just as bleak as ever.

After the latest debacle in New York this weekend, Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby––the most recognizable name in the NHL––is mulling a stint in a European League.

According to an Associated Press report (via ESPN.com), Crosby felt "disappointed" after labor talks broke down this weekend. Per the story, Crosby––who was part of the negotiations in New York––thought things were going well until Gary Bettman's disenchanted press conference on Thursday.

The commissioner scoffed at the notion that the two sides were close, offering the following pessimistic sentiment:

The characterization that I’ve just heard transmitted to us that we were close, that reminds me of the last time the union said we were close and we were a billion dollars apart.

[Sic] Spinning us all into an emotional frenzy over maybe we’re close and we’re going to be playing hockey tomorrow is terribly unfair to our fans and it’s unfair to this process.

Having heard thos ...

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