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01-21-2011, 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by KristoLeblanc View Post
He will stay a Pens for life.

Just like Raymond Bourque with the Bruins.

Like Peter Stastny with the Nordiques.

Or Al MacInnis with the Flames.

And Guy Lafleur with the Habs.

Or that Guy named Gretzky who only played for the Oilers... And Messier. Even Gordie Howe.

Bottom line is everyone saying he will stay a Pens for life doesn't have anything to back it up.

Players playing with only one team doesn't exist anymore. It will become less and less frequent. Currently in the NHL, the only veteran over 30+ years old that will stay with his team until he retires and only played one team, its Milan Hejduk. I can't think of any other.
And their years when they were trades:
Ray Borque: 39
Peter Šťastný: 33
Al McInnis: 31
Guy Lafleur: 37
Wayne Gretzky: 27

So only Gretzky in good years and it was reason financial problems.

Crosby will be 26 years in 2013. So if Pens will not have some problems or Crosby will not play too bad (I write it only as theorie) I doubt he will be traded in this year. If yes so when he will be in the end of his career.

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