Pittsburgh Penguins: Pros and Cons of Sidney Crosby Playing Overseas

November 27th, 2012 by James Maahs Leave a reply »
Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby has yet to decide if he will play overseas during this NHL lockout.

There has been some speculation about what Crosby might do, but the Penguins center remains uncertain of his immediate future. Part of the reason for this is the hefty $400,000-per-month insurance premium teams would have to pay to acquire his services.

But if the lockout drags on, Crosby could very well suit up and head to another team in order to get a few games in.

Regardless of what Crosby chooses to do, there will be positives and negatives associated with his decision.

Let's take a look at some of the pros and cons of Crosby potentially choosing to play overseas during the lockout.


Pro: Help to Shake Off Some Rust and Stay Sharp

Many NHL players are heading overseas to keep their games sharp. This helps to build up their skills and also gives them a physical edge when the lockout ends.

Crosby is still on the fence about what he would like to do, mainly because of his high insurance premium. But if he eventually does head overseas, Crosby ...

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