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Sidney Crosby waives no trade clause for two Canadian teams

Published March 7, 2024 at 5:53 PM

In a shocking report earlier today from a prominent Hockey Insider account on X, Sidney Crosby has agreed to waive his no trade clause for three teams: the Colorado Avalanche, Vancouver Canucks, and Toronto Maple Leafs.

According to the report, Crosby gave the list of teams to the Penguins front office when Kyle Dubas took over as GM this offseason. Now on pace to miss the playoffs for the second year in a row and the situation clearly not improving in Pittsburgh, Crosby is willing to move on so that he can win a cup, and the Penguins can properly rebuild.

It's believed that the Pittsburgh Penguins would be open to re-signing Crosby if that's what he wants, but surely the team would like to trade him for a king's ransom to jumpstart their rebuild as well.

It's shocking to even imagine Crosby on another team, but it's looking more and more like an inevitability. The Penguins won't be competing for years, and Crosby is still an elite player at 36 years old. As an ultra-competitor, he doesn't want to spend the final years of his career in the basement. It'll be hard to move on from Pittsburgh, but it will be incredible to see Sidney Crosby back in the playoffs as soon as next season.
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Sidney Crosby waives no trade clause for two Canadian teams

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