The Pittsburgh Penguins have landed Sidney Crosby, one of the best players in the NEFHL. The pride of Canada will join Evgeni Malkin to form the greatest 1-2 center combo any team would dream of having. It is rumored that this deal was inevitably meant to happen, as Pens GM Brent Bellio and Blues GM Phil Lanthier have had numerous talks in the past regarding #87's rights. However, It took a third team to help get the deal done. The Boston Bruins assisted in making the deal happen. The deal saw star left winger Pavel Datsyuk and young centermen Jonathan Toews head to St. Louis with Sidney Crosby heading to Pittsburgh. The Penguins also received the Blues 1st round pick in 2010 and prospect Oskars Bartulis with the Penguins 6th round pick in 2010 heading the other way. With loyalty concerns for the end of the season, Blues GM Phil Lanthier exchanged pending free agent Tomas Vokoun for Boston's Nikolai Khabibulin.

"I can't believe we got this deal done. It is a miracle. Philly told me that he needed to think about the deal on his limo ride home and actually told me that we might have a chance to get something done. We have been at it since he took over the reigns in St. Louis over Sid. He is the real deal, the total package, brings everything to the table, and is only 22. He is a guy who is matured well beyond his age with regards to the game. We also grabbed a really nice pick that should help build up our organizational depth. We wish Dats and Jonny the best in STL." said general manager Brent Bellio.

Rumors out of St. Louis look as if Sidney Crosby and general manager Phil Lanthier been seeing eye-to-eye ever since the teams departure from the playoffs last season. Inside sources have said that Crosby was perturbed by Lanthiers favoritism towards French players. On several occasions last year Lanthier was seen at lavish restaurants with "close friend" Vincent Lecavalier. One waitress was quoted as saying that "Lanthier was as bubbly as a 12 year old girl the entire time".  She also admitted that the gm insisted on picking up the cheque. Crosby responded in saying,

"It is no surprise to me. I mean he named his first son Vincent. Clearly him and Lecavalier are closer than it appears and for a while too. Enough of that though, it gives me the willies. I am honestly really looking forward to a fresh start in Pittsburgh. I think the team has a bright future and I am excited to be apart of it."

Crosby, Datsyuk and Toews will be scratched from tonight's games to ensure that nobody is injured. Crosby will suit up for the Penguins vs. the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.