As much as I hate to say it, yeah... The NHL needs to give Crosby to an American team to sell tickets ala Le Bron in Cleveland. But the thing is they have to build up the hype. Not only did Cleveland sell tix, but alot of home teams sold alot of tix 'cause Le Bron was in town. The thing is that Crosby has to be with a run and gun, open ice kinda team. No trapping. So... maybe NYR or the Pens?
All homerism aside, CHICAGO! The third biggest market in North America and they cant sell half an arena. An O6 team that has made it to the playoffs once in the last 7 years! Chicago has never had a first overall pick while almost every boring southern hockey dead bed has. Not to mention, Chicago hockey fans have undisputedly suffered more than any sports fan in history.
Ideally, Crosby would help the NHL the most with an American team so lets look:
Boston, Chicago: SC would be wasted with this inept ownership.
NYR: probably the prime time destination for him
PHI: not going to happen
CLB: Nash and Crosby? Ouch!!!
ATL: Kovalchuk and Crosby (and Heater?) fantabulous!!!
LA?: great, but I think SC should go East Coast to spark the league
PIT: who? aren't they going to be contracted.
CAR and NSH: stranger things have happened
NYI or BUF: might as well have him play with a Belarus junior team.
Apart from him coming to the Burgh. I would like to see Crosby in Sens uniform. A one two punch of Crosby and Spezza with there young RW Hossa and Havlat could form the next dynasty as black red and gold said.