My first thought on Sidney Crosby’s draft rights going to Pittsburgh?
The league is serious about getting the Penguins out of Pittsburgh.
I don’t think too many cities would be too excited to welcome the Penguins in their current form. But with Crosby? The Penguins could get arenas built in Portland or in Vegas, desperate for any kind of professional sports team.
Just a paranoid weekend thought from someone who has some difficulty believing a struggling league would trust its future to ping pong balls and a moribund NHL franchise.