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11-02-2011, 10:05 AM
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Originally Posted by JTG View Post
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
I could see your 9 year deal. I could even see one longer, depending upon what the CBA allows.

The only fear in that is the knee and other injuries. I'm not in the 'Malkin is injury prone' camp, because Sid actually has been more 'injury prone' than Malkin the last four years.

At the same time, it makes a long term deal a gamble.

I just think you have to go long term. I don't see Malkin taking a 5-6 year deal without a bump UNLESS Sid does the same . . . a 9+ year deal, you can make a case, as you've said.

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