Last season NHL Trade rumors had been floating around that the Colorado Avalanche had some interest in making a alternate for Sidney Crosby.
Elliotte Friedman stated that Sidney Crosby could end up gambling with Nathan MacKinnon in Colorado.
NHL Analyst Chris Johnston became on TSN Radio and he become reporting if the Penguins start the season slowly they may have a look at buying and selling one of the big three in Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang or Crosby.
Malkin and Letang are due for brand new contracts subsequent season and will be the probably 2022 NHL change cut-off date applicants. With the Avalanche as Stanley Cup favorites, including Crosby could solidify their lineup and make them a completely difficult out within the playoffs.
Not certain the Avalanche have the assets to make a exchange for Crosby but it'd start with Bowen Byram and a primary spherical pick.
If the Penguins are conveniently in a playoff position through Christmas then the above will not rely, however most NHL Analysts feel this could be the yr the Pens omit the playoffs. It will be the first time in 15 years.