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Switzerland likely Crosby's overseas destination

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08:22 AM ET 11.30 | In the midst of a polarizing lockout, a country famous for its neutrality may add one of the best hockey players in the world. While the big money is in Russia and teams there would have no problem paying the outrageous insurance costs, sources say [Sidney Crosby would] likely be targeted in the KHL and the travel conditions are less than ideal with long road trips. Given Crosby's injury history with post-concussion syndrome, Russia may not be worth the risk. That's why you can expect Crosby will likely head to Switzerland. ... Not everybody in Switzerland can afford to sign Crosby, but it's believed Bern, Lugano and Zurich have the financial ability to pay -- or the backing -- what could be more than $200,000 a month in insurance costs.

Ottawa Sun

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November 30, 2012  08:29 AM ET

Swiss Miss?

November 30, 2012  08:35 AM ET

"travell conditions are less than ideal"

RIP, Brad McCrimmon

November 30, 2012  09:18 AM ET

I am a huge fan of Sid. That being said , with his concussion issues , this is a bad decision. Rest the brain , play NHL next year and years to come.

November 30, 2012  09:27 AM ET
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I am a huge fan of Sid. That being said , with his concussion issues , this is a bad decision. Rest the brain , play NHL next year and years to come.

Even without being a huge fan of Sidney, I am a huge fan of his talent, he needs to rest it up and prepare like everyone else for the next NHL Season, whenever that may be.

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November 30, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I am a huge fan of Sid. That being said , with his concussion issues , this is a bad decision. Rest the brain , play NHL next year and years to come.

Agree 100%. I really don't think he needs the money. Skate with the boys locally to stay in shape. If he needs to stay competitive, we play road hockey here every Saturday with the kids. He's more then welcome to join in.

November 30, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I am a huge fan of Sid. That being said , with his concussion issues , this is a bad decision. Rest the brain , play NHL next year and years to come.

Maybe he wants his brain to look like their cheese

November 30, 2012  10:02 AM ET

Gotta play competitively at some point. Switzerland's a nice place to play too.

November 30, 2012  10:10 AM ET

refering back to yesterday's threads...the question is, am I the only one that isn't an accountant?

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November 30, 2012  10:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

refering back to yesterday's threads...the question is, am I the only one that isn't an accountant?

LOL - Most of us are unaccountable. ;-)

November 30, 2012  10:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

refering back to yesterday's threads...the question is, am I the only one that isn't an accountant?

Are you kidding, just like Charlie Brown I go to H&R Blockhead.

November 30, 2012  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

refering back to yesterday's threads...the question is, am I the only one that isn't an accountant?

no....I'm a R&R musician, and therefore can only count to 4

November 30, 2012  11:03 AM ET
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no....I'm a R&R musician, and therefore can only count to 4

Look out Dinsdale.......he's baaaaaaack.

November 30, 2012  11:04 AM ET
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LOL - Most of us are unaccountable. ;-)

or no account.....

November 30, 2012  11:04 AM ET
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Look out Dinsdale.......he's baaaaaaack.

check the td

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November 30, 2012  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

refering back to yesterday's threads...the question is, am I the only one that isn't an accountant?

nope..got plenty of those in the south....

November 30, 2012  01:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I am a huge fan of Sid. That being said , with his concussion issues , this is a bad decision. Rest the brain , play NHL next year and years to come.

Spot on, HC. It's not worth it for Sid. A full year of rest could do wonders.

 
November 30, 2012  01:06 PM ET
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refering back to yesterday's threads...the question is, am I the only one that isn't an accountant?

I'm not but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night....

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