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06-18-2013, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfan2k11 View Post
the lockout. So worth it.
It was, if nothing else than for the 50-50 split and putting a stop to the back diving 12 year contracts. Malkin's new contract having a higher cap hit than Crosby, plus Datsyuk at 7.5 mil as well as Giroux's extension show it. Last CBA Malkin would have gotten 4-5 years more and an 8 mil cap hit, Datsyuk would have gotten a low cap hit deal like Zetterberg and Giroux like Richards/Carter for 10-12 years.

Originally Posted by Sorinth View Post
Hedman has another 4 years on his current deal so I'm not sure he is a concern. VL hurts cash flow and performance on ice, unless they want to tank EDM style and completlly rebuild they have to get rid of him. Once the decision's been made to get rid of him it's better to pay him 1/3rd to play elsewhere then it is to pay 2/3rds to buyout.
Still don't see him going anywhere for 2 years, money makes more sense in a couple yaers.

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