Notch Novelty Posted August 25, 2004 Share Posted August 25, 2004 According to a report in the Ottawa Sun, teen phenom Sidney Crosby has been offered a three-year, $7.5-million contract by the Hamilton franchise in the World Hockey Association.The paper, citing an NHL source, reports that team owner Mario Frankovitch made the offer to Crosby. It would pay the 17 year-old $2.5-million for each of the three seasons and, reportedly, would pay Crosby a guaranteed $2-million even if the fledling league can't get off the ground.Crosby has been widely touted as the next scoring superstar in professional hockey and he scored 135 points in 59 games as a rookie with Rimouski in the QMJHL last season.There is some confusion concerning the report, however, as Hamilton does not own Crosby's WHA rights. Crosby was selected first in the WHA Amateur Draft by Toronto on July 17. Hamilton picked fourth and chose Corey Locke. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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