Can Malkin carry us again?
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04-09-2013, 10:26 AM
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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Charleston, SC
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He will. The bar has been set by giving guys like Corey Perry $8.625-million and Ryan Getzlaf $8.250-million.
I mean, the only reason Crosby's still at a $8.7-million cap hit is because they snuck a circumvention deal in last summer knowing full well they wouldn't be able to under the new CBA. Those extra 3 years at $3-million a piece are the difference between a $10.6-million cap hit
(first 9 years of his contract)
and the actual $8.7-million.
Malkin took a discount to play here before. He will do the same to stay. He will continue to average $8.7 million per season with more money on the back end (not making $3 million) at the expense of money on the front end (not making $12 million to start).
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