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03-21-2013, 07:41 AM
Jack de la Hoya
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Originally Posted by Shady Machine View Post
You can't do that comparison though. Crosby signed a 12 year deal with nearly all of the cash up front. Us Pens fans expect Malkin's cap hit to be in the 10mil range, maybe higher. I'd expect Giroux to come in at least at the Perry hit.
This is worth quoting and re-posting.

Don't compare Giroux's cap hit to anyone with a deal over 8 years. It just doesn't make sense. Comparing anyone's to Crosby's contract is questionable anyway, because everyone know he's took a discount to stay there.

You can reasonably argue that Giroux hasn't proven as much as Getzlaf and Perry and should come in lower for that reason, or because he is still RFA. If they can get him locked down at $8, I'd consider it a win.

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