Sidney Crosby's agent told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Penguins' star will consider playing in Europe if there is a lengthy NHL lockout. "Sidney wants to play hockey. Of course he would consider alternatives," Pat Brisson said, according to the report.
Brisson also made it clear two of his other star players -- Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane -- are considering their options, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. In an email to the paper, Brisson said his players would play in Europe "under the right circumstances."
An executive for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn said they are "very interested" in having the Islanders relocate to Brooklyn in 2015 if the team doesn't reach a deal to stay in Nassau, according to Newsday. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said that move is "an intriguing possibility. But there's a lot of road between here and there," according to the report.
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