Thread: Speculation: Pittsburgh will have to make moves
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03-19-2009, 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Champagne Wishes View Post
That's what 5 core players cost these days.

Pittsburgh:

Crosby, Malkin, Staal, Fleury - 26.4, + whatever Gonch re-signs at.

Detroit:

Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Rafalski - 18.7, + whoever of Franzen, Hossa, Lidstrom are re-signed.

Washington:

Ovechkin, Green, Nylander - 19.3, + whatever Backstrom and Semin re-sign for.

Boston:

Savard, Bergeron, Chara - 17.25, not considering what Kessel, Krejci, and Thomas re-sign for.

San Jose:

Thornton, Boyle - 13.8 mil, + Setoguchi, Marleau, Nabokov, Clowe...

See, good teams pay their star players. Pittsburgh has their stars locked up, so they look like they're in some sort of dire cap problem to people without context. But if you look at some of the other elite teams, they'll either have to sign their talents and be in a similar position to Pittsburgh, or lose them in FA and feel the repercussions of their losses.
Nylander is so bad. Washington will dump him on waivers at some point.

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