Should an NHL season take place, Sidney Crosby wants two or three exhibition games to get into game shape.
Crosby is currently practicing with six other members of the Penguins but thinks more players will participate once a deal gets closer. While around 200 NHLers have played in Europe this season and many more are playing in the AHL, Crosby has just practiced and needs some playing time. "When you're playing your team's system against an actual opponent, not your own teammates, it's a little different," Crosby said. "You do get something from that. [Whether exhibition games are played] is something that would have to be negotiated and talked through with everyone. You have to find that balance of making sure you're ready. Do you possibly miss other games [in the regular season] because you're not prepared?"