Insider Provides Emphatic Word On Sidney Crosby's Future In Pittsburgh

After his longtime linemate Jake Guentzel was traded before the deadline by new GM Kyle Dubas, Pittsburgh Penguins living legend Sidney Crosby was said to be unhappy with the move, and rumors began swirling that he would even consider leaving Pittsburgh due to the new direction of the team. 

But Penguins insiders are fighting back on this, with Dan Kingerski doing a little digging, only to find that the innuendo about Sid is complete bunk. He calls the rumors "irresponsible" and "absolute nonsense."

Former NHL netminder turned analyst Martin Biron said on TSN this week after the Guentzel deal that he believes there’s a decent chance Crosby leaves Pittsburgh. 

“Before today, I was 100% sure he was never going to leave Pittsburgh in his career,” Biron said on Friday. “Now I’m looking at there’s a 50% chance and maybe even on the decline... (He) doesn’t seem to like the direction the team is going in.

“The direction that Pittsburgh has taken,” Biron continued, “...a new ownership group, new general manager, new everything. This does not bode well.”

Comments like these have drawn the ire, no doubt, of those close to Crosby, and they've let the word out through insiders like Kingerski that this is definitely not the case. 

Rob Rossi of the Athletic has also hit back at the "nonsensical" rumors, emphasizing that come July 1 this summer, the Penguins legend will sign a contract extension, Rossi, referring to the rumors that would have Crosby ever leaving Pittsburgh, said he's "sick of this nonsense."

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