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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

nhl- Crosby talking to Swiss Team

from CP via CJAD, Hockey phenom Sidney Crosby is in contract talks with Swiss club Lugano, The Canadian Press has learned.
With the NHL set to unveil a new collective bargaining agreement with tough new limits on entry-level contracts, a source said Wednesday that Crosby has been offered a three-year deal that could be worth as much as $10 million US including a multimillion-dollar signing bonus by the Swiss club.
Crosby's agent Pat Brisson of IMG admitted negotiations were taking place. But he would not confirm any financial details.
"I can't deny that we've been in serious talks with Lugano," Brisson said Wednesday from Los Angeles. "It's a serious offer. We're keeping in mind that Sidney's goal is to play in the National Hockey League but we have to listen.
"Not knowing what the entry-level restrictions will be in the upcoming CBA, we need to cover our bases," Brisson added....more...