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REPORT: Sidney Crosby has revealed when he will consider retirement - sooner than you think



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When its all said and done, Sidney Crosby will go down as one of the greatest to ever lace up the skates in the NHL.


Drafted 1st overall in 2005, the 35-year-old has already amassed an impressive 1,409 points in 1,108 career games for the Pittsburgh Penguins, and with 84 points in 69 games last season, the elite playmaker still shows no signs of slowing down.


However, Crosby has revealed just when he may be hanging up his skates for good, and it will be coming sooner than we may think.



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Elliotte Friedman asked Crosby when he plans on calling it a career, and if he plans to continue playing after his current contract, to which he responded:


"no I don't think so, I don't want to say no, but I'm leaning towards that not being the case. You know I'm thinking about 3 more years and then seeing what happens from there. I know it doesn't do me any good to look past that."


"I know that I want to continue to play at a high level, you know, I played a lot of hockey, it's something that takes a lot of effort. You gotta be invested and your body has to hold up. There's a lot of things that you need to go right to continue to play. I think 3 years is my focus and after that, we'll see where I'm at."




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Crosby will be a first ballot hall-of-famer when he retires, and it's likely to see the number 87 enter the rafters at the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.


In his 17-year-career thus far, Crosby has one of the league's most decorated trophy cases.


His career awards include three Stanley Cups, three Conn Smythe trophies, two Hart trophies, three Ted Lindsay awards, two Maurice "Rocket" Richard trophies, two Art Ross trophies and a Mark Messier leadership award.






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