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06-12-2013, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
The cap has also gone up a lot since his current deal was inked. At the time it took up 15% of the Pens cap. With the 64.3 mil cap, 10 million would be 15%, again. I don't think it's a big deal...but the Pens might want to look into trading him to build more depth.
Oh absolutely it is a ton of money and I am not convinced the Pens will sign him for that. All I am saying is that as one of the truly elite dominant players in the NHL, who is already makeing $8.7 million, a raise to $10 million is not unreasonable. I think Malkin knows he is likely pricing himself out of Pittsburgh, and I don't think he cares. He wants to be paid and I think someone will give him what he wants.

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