Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby
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MAJOR: Sidney Crosby Confirms the Team He Wants to End His Career With

Published March 2, 2024 at 11:30

As you know, the glory days of the Pittsburgh Penguins seem to be over, and the organization's new general manager, Kyle Dubas, will have to make some crucial decisions by the trade deadline.

Indeed, Jake Guentzel's name has been circulating in various trade rumors over the past few weeks, and it seems likely that the 29-year-old forward could be changing addresses very soon. Without a contract at the end of this campaign, the left winger is hesitant to sign an extension with the American team, which could force management to maximize his value in a trade now.

Furthermore, knowing that the team's core is not getting any younger, we are right to wonder if Kyle Dubas will choose to trade one of his veterans. After all, although Sidney Crosby (36 years old), Evgeni Malkin (37 years old), and Kristopher Letang (37 years old) are not young anymore, they still hold excellent value on the trade market, as they continue to contribute significantly to the Penguins' success.

Moreover, such a trade would allow the team to add several important assets, which would speed up the rebuilding process that seems inevitable for Mike Sullivan's men. However, parting with a legend of the organization is certainly not an easy move to make.

On the other hand, during a recent segment on TVA Sports, Jean-Charles Lajoie mentioned that he dreams of seeing Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton acquire Sidney Crosby, indicating that such a possibility is very real.

"Sidney Crosby had a Montreal Canadiens pajama in his youth. The CH was his team, and he has often said he would love to play for the Canadiens.

I bring this up tonight because regulars know I never shy away from dreaming. Sidney Crosby with the Canadiens is far from science fiction. Kent Hughes is the most equipped of all the general managers in the National Hockey League to pay what it takes to Dubas and the Penguins.

Probably, Montreal would not be at the top of Crosby's short list. But if it includes five possible destinations, I am convinced Montreal would be on it.

Sidney Crosby in the blue, white, and red uniform, the godfather of the Canadiens' center line who, with Suzuki and Dach, would certainly be one of the best in the entire National League." - Jean-Charles Lajoie

Of course, all sensible people are aware that such a trade will never happen. Despite the fact that the idea of adding a player like Sidney Crosby is very attractive, such an acquisition does NOT align with the plans of the management. It is more of a fantasy from our dear JiC than a realistic possibility.

To see Jean-Charles Lajoie's intervention, click here:

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MAJOR: Sidney Crosby Confirms the Team He Wants to End His Career With

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