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Insider Unveils Sidney Crosby's Ludicrous Next Contract

Published February 26, 2024 at 10:42

The Pittsburgh Penguins are facing challenges in extending their Stanley Cup contention window. The core trio of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Kris Letang missed the playoffs together for the first time last year, signaling a potential end to their dominant era. Kyle Dubas, known for his analytical approach, was brought in to revitalize the team.

However, the Penguins are struggling in the Metropolitan Division, with playoffs seeming unlikely for a second straight season. Injuries and aging stars are complicating matters, with speculation about Crosby's future contract.

Elliotte Friedman Hints At What Crosby's Next Contract Will Look Like

NHL insider Elliotte Friedman hinted at a possible three-year extension for Crosby, valued at around $10M-$10.5M annually.

Friedman on 32TP guesses Crosby's next deal with Pittsburgh will be 3x10 or 3x10.5.

Despite Crosby's productivity, the team's overall performance has declined, and the lack of young talent and draft assets raises concerns about their long-term competitiveness.

Dubas faces critical decisions, especially regarding Jake Guentzel's extension, which could shape the Penguins future. With a potential Crosby deal looming, management must balance honoring the team's legacy with navigating financial and competitive realities.

Fans on Twitter have been critical of Kyle Dubas, questioning whether he's the right candidate to lead the team to future success.

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Insider Unveils Sidney Crosby's Ludicrous Next Contract

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