After spending his entire 18-season career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby
is reportedly open to ending his career with the Montreal Canadiens, should things with the Penguins fall apart by the end of his current contract.
Sid currently has this season plus two more on his contract, which expires when he will be 38. The Penguins' Hall of Fame pivot probably won't want to waste any time on a non-contender, and the Pens already appear on the decline. So would they really allow Crosby to end his career with another team?
"BREAKING NEWS: according to source close to Sidney Crosby
, the Pens' captain would 'love to finish his career with the Montréal Canadiens.' Sid is under contract for 3 more years with Pittsburgh and will be 38 when it expires.
According to the same source, Sid is looking to play into his 40s. He will be looking for a 2 or 3 year deal with the Habs in 2025. According to the same source, 'Sid wants to be part of what he believes is a special rebuild for the Canadiens' franchise.'"
Now, a lot
would need to happen for something like this to transpire. That much is clear. But remember, Crosby played his junior career with Rimouski of the QMJHL, and he is from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia. Which is just a short 12 hour drive, mind you.
While the thought of Sid playing for Montreal seems odd, it's not crazy
to think that Crosby could end up playing for a team other than the Penguins. Especially if the Penguins aren't set to win anything once his contract is up. Rumors of him moving on to Colorado last season started flying around, to no avail.
If the Habs are set for a run to a Stanley Cup in 2025, Crosby could very well play for his 'hometown' club; Montreal is the closest Canadian club to his hometown, even if they aren't necessarily neighbors.