Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Long wait could make Crosby “think pretty hard” about going overseas

Pittsburgh Penguins v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Six

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 22: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates toward his bench late in the third period with his team losing 5-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on April 22, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Flyers won the game 5-1 to eliminate the Penguins from the playoffs. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Getty Images

Sidney Crosby discussed the lockout - and more specifically, his lockout plans - with 97.3 The Fan.

Here are some of his highlighted thoughts on possibly playing overseas, via Sports Radio

“I’ll wait and see. I don’t have a hard date or anything like that,” Crosby said. “I just want to get a feel for how things move along here and hopefully there are some positive talks and some movement, and a sign that things are going to get done here.”

” ... And if it seems like it’s taking a little bit more time, then I’ll have to think pretty hard about maybe going to play somewhere until they figure it out.”

A team seeking Crosby’s services would likely need to “think pretty hard” about the economic impact of bringing him on, too.

For all of the benefits he’d bring from on-ice and marketing standpoints, paying as much as $400K per month to cover his monthly insurance costs alone might give many teams cold feet.

Either way, it seems likely that Crosby will take his time to make such a decision.

Click here for more excerpts from the interview and here for the full audio.