Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby Should Steer Clear of the KHL

November 30th, 2012 by Michael Prunka Leave a reply »
As the prospect of saving the NHL season fades with each passing day, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has been giving more consideration to playing in Europe. Should he go overseas, the KHL would not be an ideal place.

"You know what? It's a lot more possible right now,” Crosby told Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I probably hadn't thought about it quite as much as I have the past few days.”

As if this didn’t give appropriate insight into the nature of the recent bargaining talks, Crosby added that things “aren’t looking too good.”

Let’s hope that Crosby is looking into leagues other than the KHL.

It would be different if Metallurg Magnitogorsk wasn’t already maxed out with three NHL players on their roster. Getting the chance to play with teammate Evgeni Malkin could have done wonders in keeping Crosby on top of his game.

Also, a KHL meeting between Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin is something for hockey fans to drool over.

If he isn’t able to skate alongside Malkin, playing in the KHL isn’t worth the risk for C ...

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