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Sidney Crosby and Pittsburgh Penguins closing in on new contract


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Josh Tupper
July 8, 2024  (12:12)
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After speculation arose regarding Sidney Crosby's future with the Pittsburgh Penguins, recent developments have shed light on the ongoing contract negotiations between the renowned player and the franchise.

Sidney Crosby, a stalwart figure in the NHL and synonymous with the Pittsburgh Penguins, has long been a pillar of the team since his draft day. However, recent uncertainties surrounding a contract extension raised concerns among fans and pundits alike.
Rob Rossi of The Athletic recently provided insights into the current status of the negotiations, dispelling earlier rumors and offering a glimpse into the positive direction they are heading in. According to Rossi's sources, both the team and the player hold a strong belief that a new deal will soon be reached and solidified.
In a statement attributed to the sources, it was mentioned:
«The team and player are confident a deal will be agreed upon and formalized soon, the sources said.»

Despite initial concerns about potential friction between Crosby and the Penguins' new general manager, Kyle Dubas, it appears that Crosby has reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to the city of Pittsburgh and the organization as a whole. The sentiment of loyalty and dedication to the team where his illustrious career commenced in 2005 has been reiterated by Crosby in private discussions with Dubas.
Crosby and his longtime agent, Pat Brisson, have kept a mostly tight lid on contract talks with Penguins general manager and president of hockey operations Kyle Dubas. During those discussions, the sources said, Crosby reaffirmed to Dubas what he has repeatedly stated publicly — that he wants to finish his career with the Penguins, who selected him No. 1 in 2005. The potential deal is being viewed by both sides as «a commitment to Pittsburgh,» a team and league source said.

With Crosby's public and private reaffirmation of his dedication to the team, the Pittsburgh Penguins' faithful can breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that their franchise cornerstone is likely to remain with the organization for the foreseeable future.
While the formalities of the agreement are yet to be finalized, all indications suggest that the necessary steps are being taken to secure Crosby's continued presence in Pittsburgh.
Source: The Athletic
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Sidney Crosby nearing new contract with Pittsburgh Penguins: Sources
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