Sidney Crosby wearing a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey skating on the ice
Sid Crosby's future is uncertain. Will he stay in Pittsburgh or join the Avalanche?

The Pittsburgh Penguins are at a crossroads. Do they rebuild with franchise icon Sidney Crosby at the helm, or is it time for a change of scenery?

With his contract expiring after the 2024-25 season, rumors are swirling that Crosby could potentially request a trade – specifically to join forces with close friend Nathan MacKinnon and the powerhouse Colorado Avalanche.

Will Sidney Crosby Request a Trade or stay in Pittsburgh?

Crosby has repeatedly expressed his desire to remain a Penguin for the rest of his career. However, the earliest he can sign an extension is July 1, 2024, leaving ample time for speculation. His current $8.7 million AAV may increase, with estimates suggesting a 3-year deal at $10 million annually could be reasonable.

Penguins GM Kyle Dubas has a tough job ahead. He’ll need to convince Crosby that Pittsburgh is the place to chase another Stanley Cup. Dubas must present a compelling vision for the team’s future if he wants to keep his legendary captain.

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