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06-13-2013, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Is it that certain?
The new CBA has changed. You can't do front loaded contracts anymore, the limit is 8 years and the difference in salary between years is limited.

Malkin's salary will be 9.5M from 1st to last year. If you want to compare, Crosby signed a 12year extension last year, if we apply the 8 year limit, his cap hit would be 12.1M, not 8.7M.
Corey Perry will be making 8.625M next year, are we really going to suggest Malkin should only be making 75K more than him? A good productive year for Perry is a pretty average one for Malkin.

That's also why we should sign any young player that's a safe bet as early as possible.
I think Malkin could have made closer to 100 mil/8 years if he really wanted to tighten the screws on the Pens. As you said with those comparables he'd be around 11 mil cap hit +- 500k.

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