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Crosby ready to play in Europe; who can afford his insurance?

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Sidney Crosby ready to go to Europe?  Superstar Sidney Crosby insists he’s starting to think — seriously — about playing in Europe. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, competing overseas could become a reality if this lockout drags out much longer.

“You know what? It’s a lot more possible right now,” Crosby said Monday. “I probably hadn’t thought about it quite as much as I have the past few days.”

Apparently Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, has spoken with several teams in Russia and Switzerland. Plus, the Pittsburgh Penguins captain remains open to joining teams in other countries. It may come down to which club is best able to insure Crosby’s contract with the Penguins. It is rumored that Crosby’s contract  would cost 200,000 per month for the insurance; this is probably the biggest reason it has taken so long to select a team….

If there is a positive spin to this NHL lockout, it has to be that it has given Sidney Crosby the time to get fully healthy.

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