Thread: Confirmed with Link: Markov back for 3 years @ 5.75mil/year
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06-23-2011, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by shutehinside View Post
I'm happy we got Markovfor 3 years at that price. If his knee goes out, it doesn't effect us at all as his cap hit comes off if he goes on ltr anyways. Mean time, we get one of the premier defensman in the league for a major home town discount. What's the problem? We have Markov back baby! And room to sign a top 6 AND Wiz if PG chooses to.
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe LTIR salary counts against the cap in the offseason (when you need the space to sign players) and during the season until the player has been on the list for a certain amount of days, and then you get the cap space retroactively? Still harmful to the team.

Then there's the possibility that Markov has recovered enough to play, but not enough to play well. He should still be good on the PP, with his hand skills and smarts. But he needs his mobility to be the tough minutes muncher he used to be.

That said, I'm hoping Markov comes back as brilliant as ever. It's just a big risk if he doesn't.

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