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11-23-2012, 10:54 AM
Ugene Malkin
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Originally Posted by UnrealMachine View Post
1. His cap hit will nearly double on his next contract;
2. We are loaded with defensive prospects. Some have similar skill-sets;
3. We have very few potential top-6 forward prospects;
4. Our bottom-6 prospects are actually better than our top-6;
5. He'll represents the highest value that we have to bargain with outside of Crosby/Malkin;
6. He might be the only defensive player who has significant trade value over the next 2 years.
No, no,no. Martin will be the casualty of this, same as, Orpik, even though I hope not.

Letang will get his money here, and the fact there are so many prospects on defense with really good prospects of being regulars helps keep that cap number down, keeping Letang here for at least another contract.

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