Sidney Crosby Has an Announcement To Make...What Will It Be?
Crosby hasn't played in the NHL since January 5th, when he was well on his way to a career season with 66 points in just 41 games. Crosby was first shaken up by a hit delivered from David Steckel during the Winter Classic.
Crosby played in the following game against the Tampa Bay Lightning and took another rough hit from Victor Hedman, and has yet to play a game since then.
It's unclear what hit actually caused Crosby's concussion, and some suspect he may have sustained a concussion in both individual hits.
With that in the past, the more important topic of discussion is what lies in Crosby's future. There have certainly been an abundance of rumors surrounding Crosby's health, some going as far as to say that Crosby may retire.
Wednesday's announcement will hopefully clear up any rumors about Crosby's health, but that doesn't stop speculation about what his announcement really is.
It could be assumed that you don't call a press conference to announce that your recovery is going fine, but on the other hand it could be concluded that with a high profile player like Crosby, such a gesture might be taken.
Another option is that Crosby, much like concussion-ridden NHL star Marc Savard, could be shutting down his season. While losing Crosby will certainly hurt the Penguins for a year, if Crosby is still suffering symptoms, it would be the best option in the long run.
Whether you love Crosby or hate him, nobody wants to see him turn into the next Eric Lindros.
The extreme option is that Crosby would be announcing his retirement, but those rumors should be put to rest right now. Like Marc Savard, Crosby is still under contract, and even if he doesn't play another game in the next two years he's due to receive $17.4 million from the Pittsburgh Penguins that he wouldn't get if he retired.
What do you think? Is Crosby ready to play? Will he shut down his season? Will he retire? Is this conference just an update? Leave a comment with your opinion below!
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