NHL Rumors: Sidney Crosby FURIOUS Over Penguins Lowballing Two Teammates

The Pittsburgh Penguins are less than 24 hours into their offseason and controversy has already reared its head. Pittsburgh sports radio host Andrew Fillipponi says Sidney Crosby is upset about a couple of "lowball" extension deals offered to two of his valued long-time teammates.

Fillipponi credits Penguins Insider Rob Rossi of The Athletic with the news on @937theFan that the Pens offered Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin 3-year deals worth $15 million. And he says that "those lowball offers DID NOT sit well with Sidney Crosby." Well, this should make life interesting for the Penguins this summer.

After 16 years each with the team, the 35-year-olds, Letang and Malkin, are both unrestricted free agents this summer, and if these reports are close to accurate, it appears that their time in Pittsburgh could be coming to an end. 

It would be one thing to insult and cut ties with two of the team's veteran icons, but to also anger the legendary face of the franchise is another. 

The Penguins failed to win a playoff round for the 4th consecutive year on Sunday, when they were eliminated in overtime of Game 7 against the New York Rangers.

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