Trade Proposal Sending Sidney Crosby Out West

Published August 2, 2023 at 5:09 PM

For nearly two decades, Sidney Crosby has been an embodiment of the Pittsburgh Penguins - a thought that makes picturing him in any other team's jersey an almost impossible task.

However, the hard truth is that the Penguins are rapidly approaching the closure of their competitive window. They'll soon have to make the tough call: undertake a team rebuild or sink with the ship steered by the same players who once brought them glory.

The chances of trading Crosby are admittedly slim, but just for fun, let's look at a hypothetical scenario that sees Crosby moving to the other conference.

The Proposed Trade Deal

Colorado Acquires
- Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Acquires
- Bowen Byram
- Samuel Girard
- 2024 1st
- 2025 1st
- 2026 1st
- 2027 1st

In-Depth Look

From this vantage point, the Penguins would stand to gain a duo of promising young defenders - former fourth-overall pick, Bowen Byram, and another notable first-rounder, Samuel Girard.

Additionally, Pittsburgh could potentially score three first-round draft picks over the next three years, giving their rebuilding efforts a much-needed boost. This playful speculation brings an interesting perspective to the Penguins' potential moves in the coming years.

This proposed trade could see Crosby teaming up with Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche. Known for their close friendship and MacKinnon's childhood admiration for Crosby, the prospect of sharing the ice is bound to be an intriguing one for both.

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Trade Proposal Sending Sidney Crosby Out West

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