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Insider Only Breakaway Buzz: Noise of Sidney Crosby eventually teaming up with Nathan MacKinnon (In Colorado) growing in league circles

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Wild Speculation surrounds Penguins Future

How wild is the speculation surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins right now beyond the General Manager search?

It’s pretty wild.

Especially to the point where NHL executives, some top NHL Insiders are buzzing about even Sidney Crosby’s future.

Yes Sidney Crosby and we’re not talking Sidney Crosby going off and playing elsewhere once his contract ends. There is legit chatter around the league that don’t think it’s a 100% guarantee Crosby will stick around for his final good to great years in a LA Kings/Chicago Blackhawks type situation.

Would the ultimate company man actually end his career elsewhere? It’s been something in Pittsburgh considered unimaginable, but for a number of reasons, some tea leaves are being planted from the Crosby camp………

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This is going to be a high-pressured situation for the next General Manager. Conduct a retool on the fly, while dealing with lingering issues like Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access" believing Evgeni Malkin is part of the brand and that the team owes it to Malkin by default to extend him this summer and line his next deal up with Sidney Crosby’s remaining years.

Honeymoon Stage?

WSH Justin Schultz 6 GP – 2 Goals – 4 Assists – 6 Pts
FLA Patric Hornqvist 4 GP – 4 Goals – 1 Assist – 5 Pts
MIN Nick Bjugstad 8 GP – 2 Goals – 1 Assist – 3 Pts
WSH Conor Sheary 6 GP – 2 Goals – 1 Assist – 3 Pts

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