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05-28-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Fataldogg View Post
I'd like the cap hit, but would prefer for the contract to expire when he is 36. As someone else stated, we don't know how he will be at 38, 39, 40, etc. I wouldn't sign any player into his 40's, including Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, etc at a big cap hit.

2015 $12M
2016 $10M
2017 $8M
2018 $6M
2019 $4M

Would take him to 36 and would be an $8M/YR cap hit, making him the highest paid player on the team (which he deserves) and we wouldn't be handcuffed to keeping him at the cap hit in his twilight years.

Than after 36/37, if he is still good, we can do what the Redwings did with Lidstrom, sign him to a 1 year $7.5 million contract if it fits the bill, or a 2 year contract with a lower cap hit.
Not kosher. If you're paying a player $12M one season, the minimum for any other season is $6M.

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