pressure=9Pa wrote:Hard to see a downside to this. Even if Geno takes a little more, I think we're in really good shape. Classy move by Sid, taking years over dollars, and not in such a manner to make the union upset.
This is all speculation and rumor and more than likely 95% untrue.
Rumors are always rumors. But certain sources are significantly more reliable. Friedman and Mirtle are reliable. First of all, they work for respectable outlets that wouldn't stand for rumor mongering for the sake of ratings/web site clicks. Seconrd, these guys aren't in the business of rumors. They're in the business of hockey talk, and when they have some information to pass along, they do. They're in the hockey news/analysis business. Guys like Madden and Eklund, on the other hand, throw crap at the wall all the time, and more often than not, it doesn't stick. They're in the entertainment business. There's a big difference.
Now, that being said, I wouldn't take anything at this point as gospel. We're a month away from Shero having access to negotiate Crosby's contract with his agent. Anything that is discussed now could very well be true as of now. But a lot can change in a month.