Sidney Crosby is growing frustrated with the lack of progress in CBA talks.
"I really want to be optimistic," Crosby said after Monday's workout on Pittsburgh. "It's not easy right now. It's a roller coaster. One day you think there are great talks, then the next day they meet for five minutes and it's done." Crosby doesn't believe the league is making nearly enough concessions in negotiations. "It's pretty one-sided. What have they given up to this point? I think we all think it's the most competitive league in the world, so why would you go and change that? The way contracts go and the way teams operate ... if it's not broke, don't fix it." He also said the longer the lockout goes the more attractive playing in Europe becomes. Crosby missed 101 games over the past two seasons because of concussion issues, so not being able to play now because of a lockout has to be taking its toll.