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03-06-2011, 11:49 AM
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Yeah, and where is Macarthur playing right now? Not Atlanta. Simply pointed out that if Kennedy is going to be in that projected line-up, thats what it will cost the Pens. Wouldn't surprise me if they do walk away from an arbitrators ruling and TK becomes a free agent. But he's a 24yr old whose never made more than 775,000 on pace to be a 40 pt guy. If he wants to avoid arbitration to remain a Pen it would still likely take an offer around 1.75. I'm sure a team like the Sens and Leafs wouldn't flinch at paying a guy like that those dollars.
TK is also streaky as hell but is a hard working third liner, albeit one that can be replaced quite easily.
Shero won't pay a third liner 2m a season. It just won't happen.
Shero will find a cheaper alternative.
With the development of Letestu and Jeffrey, plus the addition of Neal on a great salary cap friendly contract, Shero has a ton of flexibility on what he can do with his roster.
The UFA market for wingers is weak anyway, so he may just keep that cap space until the deadline.
Either way, the Pens are in really good shape cap wise, and have zero reasons to move Malkin, which is what this argument boils down to.
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