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12-13-2009, 03:05 PM
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Originally Posted by EmDeeZee4MVP View Post
I hear your point. If I may ask, (just out of curiosity) how are the Penguins able to afford to pay Crosby/Malkin while having a pretty strong supporting cast? The likes of Staal, Orpik, Guerin and Fleury. Working out the numbers seem possible, not easy, but possible. And you can still build an effective supporting cast.
They don't have any toxic "junk" assets wasting cap space like a Drury or Redden or Rozi. Every single one of their big contracts is producing #'s that correspond with their salaries.

And the few contracts that aren't producing well for them have a low enough cap hit to not hamstring them.

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