Thread: Speculation: Zach Parise II
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06-23-2012, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Jan Itor View Post
Are Malkin and Crosby really going to get big raises though? They're already making close to $9m. I don't see a very hefty bump for either of them.
Remember how low the cap was when that deal was signed. Adjusted for cap increases, each would make $10.8MM this year. If they end up getting that raise it's still $4.2MM between the two.

They're both too young to really get "cheat year" deals unless they get more than 10 years, which would be a huge risk for Crosby with the concussions. While I don't think they'll get huge raises, the team will need to expect at least $3MM in raises between the two considering what other free agents have gotten.

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