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02-17-2013, 11:28 AM
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among the Bruins fan base, apparently, Crosby has had 3832974774 concussions in his career and is a cross-check away from having to eat through a tube for the rest of his life. so, Crosby wouldn't even be their best player.

bottom line, neither team does this AT ALL. they don't even consider it. and you can't just "forget" about marketability. it's a big part of hockey, whether you like it or not, and it's factored into almost any big trade.

so, trading Crosby, no matter what the return, hurts the Pens in the short term and maybe even the long term. when Malkin becomes the #1, teams will have a slightly easier time keeping the Pens' offense in check because they don't have to cover two world-beaters. they only have to cover one now.

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