Sidney Crosby believes Avalanche made a huge mistake with latest trade!

Sidney Crosby believes Avalanche made a huge mistake with latest trade!

The superstar is shocked by what Colorado did on the market.



On trade deadline day, the Montreal Canadiens traded forward Artturi Lehkonen to the Colorado Avalanche in return for a 2024 second-round pick and defense prospect Justin Barron.

And Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby cannot believe the Avs got rid of Barron.

That’s what his teammate and friend Kris Letang explained on his French podcast with TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie when he revealed that Crosby told him that if he would have been with the Avalanche he would have never pulled the trigger on that trade.

“Upon learning of the trade, Crosby said, ‘I never would have pulled this move if I was the Avalanche. That kid, he’s a real hockey player. He’s ready to play in the NHL and he will become a good player,” Letang said about his captain told him.

Letang added that Crosby kept complimenting Barron to his teammate, which got him to think that Sid saw a lot of potential in the young prospect when they skated together over the summer in Halifax.

“It’s usually rare for Sid to say such things about a player. When he told me that, I thought it must be true!”

Crosby strongly believes Barron has what it takes to shine at the highest level and will be a tough competitor to face in the NHL. Barron was selected 25th overall at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft by Colorado.  In his first full professional season, the 20-year-old blue liner has become a steadying influence on the Avs' affiliate in the AHL, the Colorado Eagles' roster, with 20 points in 43 games, playing on the second pairing and in all situations.

“According to Crosby, Barron is a tremendous passer, has a good vision of the game, skates well and is able to play well offensively and defensively. He said he will eventually play 20-22 minutes per game," Letang added.

“You can’t predict the future, but that’s the impression Sid got after watching Barron play. He thinks the Avalanche should have kept him and that he shouldn’t have been traded.”

You better believe the Canadiens and their fanbase are thrilled to hear all that from the best player in the game.

Source: TVA Sports - podcast