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Pens: Crosby's concussion won't affect contract talks

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11:15 AM ET 12.18 | Sidney Crosby's yearlong bout with a concussion will not influence next summer's contract talks, Penguins general manager Ray Shero told the Tribune-Review, and the team remains committed to a long-term extension with the star center. "The only thing on my mind is signing Sidney Crosby," Shero said. "We want him to be a Penguin for life. That's the goal. Nothing has changed."

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December 18, 2011  11:22 AM ET

Sid just needs to watch out for Kunitz.

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December 18, 2011  11:25 AM ET
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Sid just needs to watch out for Kunitz.

Nice

December 18, 2011  11:35 AM ET

Looks like it may be time to start thinking about plan B in Pittsburgh.

December 18, 2011  11:39 AM ET

If he does sign a big contract there better be some provisions that protect the Pens if he goes down for long periods. It might actually be time to start thinking about Malkin as the future of the franchise.

December 18, 2011  12:03 PM ET

"We want him to be a Penguin for life. That's the goal. Nothing has changed." Crosby: "What-Me Worry?"

December 18, 2011  12:05 PM ET

Rangers scored with 0.01 on the clock to beat the Yotes last night. Holy Cow.

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December 18, 2011  01:51 PM ET
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If he does sign a big contract there better be some provisions that protect the Pens if he goes down for long periods. It might actually be time to start thinking about Malkin as the future of the franchise.

Could do worse, Malkins' been playing super lately.

December 18, 2011  02:21 PM ET

I guess a year long bout might not change their thinking...but a 2 yrs bout come next summer...We'll see. Even the Bruins gave up on Bobby eventually...(which was just simply wrong on so many levels...) but still.

December 18, 2011  02:22 PM ET
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Could do worse, Malkins' been playing super lately.

Yep and yep.

December 18, 2011  02:45 PM ET
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If he does sign a big contract there better be some provisions that protect the Pens if he goes down for long periods. It might actually be time to start thinking about Malkin as the future of the franchise.

Long term disability doesn't go against the cap

December 18, 2011  02:51 PM ET
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I guess a year long bout might not change their thinking...but a 2 yrs bout come next summer...We'll see. Even the Bruins gave up on Bobby eventually...(which was just simply wrong on so many levels...) but still.

That Had a lot to do with his criminal agent , not sure the Bruins gave up on him at all..

December 18, 2011  02:54 PM ET

Can`t believe what i am hearing out of Pens so called fans bailing on Sid already ..

December 18, 2011  03:35 PM ET
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Can`t believe what i am hearing out of Pens so called fans bailing on Sid already ..

You have to remember this is the same fan base that stopped supporting the Pens all together until they started winning. Shouldn't surprise anyone.

December 18, 2011  04:37 PM ET
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Can`t believe what i am hearing out of Pens so called fans bailing on Sid already ..

Not bailing, just facing reality.

December 18, 2011  04:39 PM ET
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You have to remember this is the same fan base that stopped supporting the Pens all together until they started winning. Shouldn't surprise anyone.

Even when the Pens were playing there worst they still drew more fans than the Yotes or the Blues.

December 18, 2011  05:42 PM ET
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I guess a year long bout might not change their thinking...but a 2 yrs bout come next summer...We'll see. Even the Bruins gave up on Bobby eventually...(which was just simply wrong on so many levels...) but still.

I agree. The NHL, and fans want this kid in the game so bad! However.....If he isn't able to come back it will be a HUGE loss for the game.

I'm actually wanting the red-line back, and get rid of the trapazoid!!!! Brodeur would look like a genuis for his age without that crap in there.

Let's stop thinking that faster is only going to be better, as losing players (87 MILLION$$$ worth) just kills the game, and dilutes it further....

 
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