Justin Barron reacts to Sidney Crosby's comments following his trade

Published September 17, 2022 at 2:27 PM

Last March, the CH traded Artturi Lehkonen to Colorado for Justin Barron and a second round pick. This transaction caused a lot of reactions, including among NHL players.
among NHL players. One of those who reacted strongly to this transaction was none other than Sidney Crosby.

Via comments reported by Kris Letang at the time, during the podcast "Lavoie-Letang", the 87 had severely criticized the transaction.

"Sidney Crosby has known so many talented players that he knows them when he sees them. In his eyes, Justin Barron is clearly in that category. In fact, Crosby believes the Colorado Avalanche made a mistake in trading the promising defenseman to the Montreal Canadiens."

"Upon learning of the trade, Crosby said, 'I never would have done this if I were the Avalanche. This kid here, he's a real hockey player. He's ready to play in the NHL and he's going to be a good player." - Sidney Crosby

Nice comments from Sidney Crosby following the Barron trade.

It seems, according to what Renaud Lavoie tells us, that the words of the Penguins star have indeed found the ear of the young Barron.

I have some friends who sent me Sidney's words. It's really cool. It's special to hear that kind of talk about you, from a guy like him. I learn so much from him. He's just an incredible player and person. I can even tell you that he is constantly helping me improve." - Justin Barron

It's worth noting that the CH's new defenseman is skating during the summer with Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon. The two NHL veterans are a great help to the rookie and excellent examples.

"You should see the pace they set in practice. They don't take any drill lightly and they don't miss any practice. They are true professionals and it's contagious." - Justin Barron

Barron had a good first game in the rookie tournament Thursday night against the young Buffalo Sabres. He was even named captain for the game by coach Jean-Francois Houle. Barron should, according to many, start the year with the CH. It will be interesting to see how he progresses over the next few weeks...

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Justin Barron reacts to Sidney Crosby's comments following his trade

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