Penguins GM Opens Up About Sidney Crosby's Future in Pittsburgh

Sidney Crosby has played his entire career as a Pittsburgh Penguin and if president/GM Kyle Dubas has his way, Crosby will sign another extension with the franchise this summer and finish out his career as a Pen.

Dubas met with the media to close out his first season in Pittsburgh, a very disappointing one, and had this to say about the Captain's future:

The intention has always been clear. think he should finish his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins. How long that is? I'm not going to put any limits on Sidney Crosby. He's capable of great things and is still performing at an extraordinarily high level.

Whether the feeling is mutual, is unknown at the moment and there's no doubt this season took a serious toll on the Penguins captain. Missing out on the Stanley Cup Playoffs is not something Crosby's used to and not something he wants to happen at all the rest of his career.

Crosby is signed for one more season at $8.7 million AAV and is eligible to sign an extension on July 1 when free agency officially opens. What the term and the dollar figure looks like is anyone's guess and essentially for Crosby to decide. He's shown in the past he's a team guy and he could very well leave money on the table once again.

Crosby admitted he's going to have conversations with Dubas and he also said 'we'll see', when it comes to if a deal gets worked out. Not necessarily a response Penguins fans were expecting or looking for. The Jake Guentzel trade stung, and Dubas was shocked to see the Pens players go public with their frustration. It was an interesting year for the organization from start to finish and one that finished with watching from the outside looking in, when the games now matter most.

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