Originally Posted by -Mystery-
Who cares? So the Pens should keep on the payroll for that reason alone? Thank God, you don't GM or else you'd be running teams into the ground. If Crosby can't produce quality numbers anymore, you don't keep him on the payroll. It's simple business.
There is more to being a GM than trading the best player in the game for a bunch of picks and prospects. It's called mutual respect buddy. Mario Lemieux co-owns the team. Lemieux took Crosby under his wing, they lived together, he probably considers Sid family by now. If you were Ray Shero you would be fired the moment you brought up a trade involving Sid. It's not all business. It's called having class and dignity.
Crosby will continue to be put on the IR. The Pens will wait years if they have to. He'll never be traded unless Crosby wants a trade.
I'm done with this discussion now because quite clearly -Mystery- does not know what being classy is. Let's trade the best player in the world, who brought our franchise out of the shitters to a perennial contender, who's the most marketable player in the NHL, the poster boy, the owner's good friend, just because we gave up on him cause of an injury.
Have fun sitting there with your thumb up your ass for the next 15 years waiting for Sid to be traded.