Penguins’ Sidney Crosby OK if NHL resumes with playoffs

Chris Johnston joined Tim and Sid to talk about the NHL's most recent report of asking teams for arena availability in August and what it means for the playoffs this season.

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby says he wouldn’t mind if the NHL went straight to the playoffs if the season is able to resume.

"You try to get in as many games as you can … but wouldn’t mind starting right at the playoffs," Crosby said on a video conference with media members Thursday.

Crosby was joined by Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux, Carolina Hurricanes centre Jordan Staal, and New York Rangers defenceman Marc Staal. Crosby joked that everyone was looking at him for an answer about what he’d prefer about the resumption of the season after a pause for the coronavirus pandemic.

Opinions vary on what’s next for the NHL, especially because there were 189 games left in the regular season and not all teams had played the same amount.

"Whatever is the fairest," Jordan Staal said. "Everybody would kind of accept that."

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.