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05-28-2013, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Jonathan. View Post
Not really. Just because Nash was overpaid does not mean Hank has to be overpaid. Nash's contract should have very little bearing on Hank since we did not sign Nash to that deal.
This. NYR didn't give out Nash's contract. CBJ did. They gave him an inflated contract in order to keep him in an undesirable location and on an awful team. It should have zero impact on Lundqvist's contract. And if you look at it, cap hit played very little impact on CBJ's considerations in signing Nash to that contract. They have been healthily below the cap in every year since Nash signed that contract. It didn't really stop them from making any moves or from improving; a stalled "rebuild" is what kept them from being a better team than they were.

The Crosby and Malkin comparisons are great, but not equivalent. Pittsburgh signed both players. NYR has not signed both players being discussed here.

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Re: Hank having interest in Magnitogorsk... Hahaha... And go play for Iron Mike? Good luck with that one.

I don't think the rumors that Datsyuk is going to the KHL after next season are anywhere near legit. But they hold a lot more weight than Hank going to the KHL anytime soon. Datsyuk has family in Russia and could have a desire to play in his home country to end his career. Hank? Unless the motivation is purely $$$, not so much.

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