NHL News: Sidney Crosby wants to finish his career with Penguins, and Predators CEO talks change

There’s been a lot of talk regarding Sidney Crosby. With the future of the Penguins future very uncertain, some believe that #87 could be willing to move on. Today, he spoke about it.

NHL News: Sidney Crosby, “This is where I’d love to play the rest of my career”

“That’s definitely a new subject that I have had to deal with and hear about a little bit, but I love playing here and this is where I would love to play for the rest of my career,” Crosby said after practice. “I can’t really control what’s said or rumors or things like that, but that’s how I approach it.”

I’ve been on record that despite the talk, Penguins ownership would move Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang well before even considering trading Crosby.

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Jan 28, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) reacts during the third period against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports

“I think I’m just focused on playing out my contract and seeing where I am at then,” he continued. “I want to play as long as I can, so I guess we will have to see.”

Related: Dreger speculates on Crosby’s future

Nashville Predators could make changes soon

Nashville Predators CEO, Sean Henry spoke with The Athletic about the team. More importantly what direction they are going in and possible changes.

“[GM David Poile] is not afraid to make moves,” he told Adam Vingan. “If any of us weren’t seeing things the same way, we’d obviously have to look at different changes, but there is no discussion about, “Oh, let’s get an axe right now, because that’s what we’re seeing on Twitter.”

That still doesn’t mean Poile’s job is safe. Per Henry it sounds like the team has an evaluation period going on before any changes are made. That most likely included player trades, but Poile could also be moving on.

“We all agree that we built the team to do more than we’re doing right now and what we need to see in the coming weeks to decide how to best move forward,” Henry explained. “Everyone is in agreement about that. There’s no doubt about that.”