That story about Crosby wanting a seven-year deal took a weird turn

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On Monday, we profiled an article from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that reported, among other things, Sidney Crosby’s desire to get a contract extension of no less than seven years.

Today, Travis Hughes of SB Nation reports that part of the article is now missing.

Here’s the original excerpt:

Crosby’s camp is seeking a lengthy deal, one the Penguins anticipate being at least seven years in term — possibly 10 or more. Crosby has said he does not expect any problems working out a new contract to remain with the Penguins.

Now it appears the passage has been removed from the article and replaced with this, the lone Crosby mention in the piece:

Shero confirmed to Trib Total Media in December that signing Sidney Crosby to a new contract is the team’s top priority this summer.

(Here’s a cached version of the piece)

It remains unclear why this happened, but Hughes notes calls have been placed to both the Tribune and Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson…so it’s possible this story could develop more.

Finally, it’s worth pointing out that you can never really take anything off the Internet. It’s like trying to take pee out of a pool.