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Crosby: “The whole process is frustrating”

Nov 27, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

Sidney Crosby AP

Sidney Crosby admitted to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette* on Monday that he’s experiencing the same feeling as many in the hockey world: sheer frustration.

“I think a lot of guys are frustrated with … the not-talking,” Crosby said. “We understand the business side, that there are negotiations and proposals going back and forth, that kind of thing.”

“But I think the whole process is frustrating. If we really want to get something done, I feel like we have to be there every single day, no matter what.”

Instead, meetings are sporadic at best – unless you put a lot of stock in brief, informal phone calls. With negotiations stalled, the focus shifts to debates about mediation, decertification and cancellations.

It can indeed get under an invested onlooker’s skin, but Crosby hopes that the two sides grind it out.

“Getting frustrated isn’t going to change it,” Crosby said. “It’s up to everyone to find a way to make it work.”

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