Penguins reporter reveals contract talks have stalled with Sidney Crosby

Tyler Ball
July 6, 2024  (5:47 PM)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby lined up for a faceoff during an away game in the NHL.
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New reports have given a huge update on the status of extension talks between Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins which has fans worried.

Pittsburgh Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby is entering the final year of his contract with the team. This has led to extension talks and worry from fans about the future of Sidney Crosby in Pittsburgh. Earlier this month NHL insider David Pagnotta confirmed extension talks were underway between the Penguins and Sidney Crosby.
The Penguins have had contract extension talks with Sidney Crosby and Marcus Pettersson. The captain is the priority, some talk of a 3-year deal discussed. We'll see where it gets to, but trending in that way as expected.
This was a positive update heading into free agency. However, today a new report has cast a shadow over the extension talks and put Sidney Crosby's future in Pittsburgh in some doubt.

Pittsburgh Penguins reporter shares concerning update on extension talks with Sidney Crosby

Pittsburgh Penguins writer Dan Kingerski shared his findings on the Sidney Crosby contract saga. According to his sources contract talks between Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins have not found common ground since they began.
The Penguins and Sidney Crosby have not progressed in contract discussions.

This on its own would not be all that concerning but Sidney Crosby being in the final year of his contract and another similar situation has many on edge. The Tampa Bay Lightning were having similar reports come out around this time last year in relation to Steven Stamkos. In that situation, the two sides did not agree and Steven Stamkos signed in free agency with the Nashville Predators.
Steven Stamkos has signed a four-year contract with an AAV of $8 million with the Nashville Predators
This situation with Steven Stamkos has fans feeling an eerie sense of de ja vu with Sidney Crosby. Of course, there is still a year until Sidney Crosby's contract expires which leads to plenty of time for a deal to be struck. This will be a situation to watch as the offseason continues to develop.