Wouldn’t you know it, a (finally) healthy Sidney Crosby is ready to play hockey, but the league and the owners aren’t.

It’s technically called a “lockout,” but I can never decipher the difference between a “strike” and a  “lockout.” Too many hockey pucks to the head as a kid I guess.

Pittsburgh Penguins fans just know, judging by the 2004 lockout, that NHL games at the Consol Energy Center are probably a better possibility in 2013 than 2012.

Sidney Crosby spoke exclusively to Jim Colony of our brother station 93-7 The Fan and characterized the latest proposal by the National Hockey League Players Association as a “fair deal”.

And while he continues to work out here in Pittsburgh, he said, “hopefully there’s some positive talks and movement. If it seems like it’s taking a little bit more time, then I’ll have to think pretty hard about going to play somewhere else until they figure it out.”

Sid may be better equipped to be patient than most of his fellow players since his injuries have tested it the last couple of seasons. Now that Sidney Crosby is “100 percent healthy,” let’s hope for the same prognosis for the league and hockey soon too.

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Hear Sid’s thoughts on that, golf and his home run during batting practice at PNC Park, by clicking HERE.


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