Thread: Value of: Malone to the Pens
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02-17-2013, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by sparxx87 View Post
Why would Pittsburgh take on that contract? 4.5 on the cap for two more years after this?

The reason why Pittsburgh let him walk in the first place was because he wanted too much money and too much term. I don't see it as a very savvy decision from the Pens perspective, especially with the cap going down next year, and guys like Letang, Sutter and probably Despres requiring raises after next season, not to mention Malkin's new deal.

That contract doesn't give them much wiggle room unless they planned on using an amnesty him, or trading him in the offseason to a floor team who would be attracted to the 4.5 cap hit but only 2.5 salary.
Tampa will retain some salary

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