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Pens Merch Tops Sales

Have you gone to a Pens game and NOT seen over 100 Crosby Jerseys in your section alone?  Didn't think so.  And it's no wonder.  Sidney Crosby topped the extensive list of NHL Superstars' jersey sales for the month of December.  Malkin wasn't too far off either.

The top 10 selling player jerseys on Shop.NHL.com from Dec. 1-31:
1. Sidney Crosby, Penguins

  1. Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals
  1. Daniel Briere, Philadelphia Flyers
  1. Chris Drury, New York Rangers
  1. Ryan Miller, Buffalo Sabres
  1. Maxim Afinogenov, Buffalo Sabres
  1. Brendan Shanahan, New York Rangers

8. Evgeni Malkin, Penguins

  1. Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks
  1. Henrik Lundqvist, New York Rangers

NHL.com

Other hot items that topped NHL.com's sales for December:
1. "Penguins 10 Greatest Games" DVD
2. Winter Classic Tee -- Royal Blue

  1. Winter Classic Hoody -- Buffalo Sabres
  1. NHL Big Six Short Sleeve Tee -- Grey

5. Winter Classic Hoody -- Penguins
6. Winter Classic Crosby N&N Tee -- Penguins

  1. NHL Greatest Moments DVD

8. Sidney Crosby N&N Tee -- Penguins black

  1. Hockey Fights Cancer Tie -- Pink
  1. NHL Deluxe Standings Boards New -- NHL Logo

In case you were wondering, that's NOT just the Pens' store.  It's the entire NHL.com inventory.

Overall the Pens witnessed a 164% increase in merchandise.  With these kinds of numbers, does Sid's contract in Pitt pay for itself?  And I didn't want to do it, but I'll mention it anyways.  Does this open it up for him to negotiate along the Ovechkin realm of 13 years, $124 mil?