Thread: Value of: UFA Malkin in 2014
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04-01-2013, 03:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Henkka View Post
It's a bit misleading to look just the caphit. Total earnings is what matters in players mind.

Crosby is earning 83.4 million in those 8 years (from 2014-15 to 2021-22), when Malkin should sign that maximum length 8-year contract. That means 10.425 million yearly earnings (without any fake cap hit) if he takes the same than Sidney.
Sid's likely giving up salary in the last three years of his deal though. No one seems to take into account that there's a difference between frontloading a deal and tacking on years he won't play to the end of his contract. He'll be making 3 mil a year for 3 years in his mid 30s when he will likely still be a first line centre and worth big money for the name recognition alone. That money he's giving up is money that he could have earned signing a new contract for those three years. Let's say he's worth about 7 at the time, then he's giving up 12 mil in those three years or a million a season which would have to be taken off his first 9 years in order to truly look at the numbers. So that's putting it closer to 9.5 mil.

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