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Crosby’s Deal a Win for Fans, Game; Loss for Agents, NHLPA

By Jason Menard

By taking far less than he could have, Pittsburgh Penguins’ superstar Sidney Crosby created a win-win scenario that, for once, includes the fans.

The old adage states that there is no ‘I’ in team. There is one, however, in Win – and historically when it comes to a player’s wallet, the only ‘win’ that’s ever mattered is obtaining the biggest, fattest contract. Players and their agents will pay lip service to home-town discounts and leaving room for other players, but when it comes down to the dollars and cents, any concessions are usually minor. Continue reading