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11-02-2011, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by KIRK View Post
Yeah, but here's the problem. Is Malkin going to take a cut on a 5 or 6 year deal? When his deal is up, he's going to be entering the age range that typically is called a player's 'prime'. A short term deal with a pay cut in his prime? I don't see it, even if the money is front loaded.

The only way that I could see it is if you were talking like a rest of career deal. He'll be about to turn 28 when his current deal expires. For something like a 13 year, 100M deal (assuming it's allowed under the new CBA), something that takes him to age 41, is front loaded, provides NTC for most of the length, and gives him more money than he'll ever need for the rest of his life, then maybe . . . it would be an average annual cap hit of like 7.7M.

But, that's the only pay cut scenario that I could see.
Yeah, obviously what I was alluding to was that he would be signing a deal that would essentially see him in a Pens uni until he retires.

Maybe a 7-9 year deal? That would take him to 35-37.

Maybe a 9 year deal, 12, 12, 12, 12, 7, 5, 5, 5, 4.

He would be making 12 million a year through his prime.

Cap hit of 8.2

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