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10-13-2011, 10:05 AM
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Kunitz extended 2 years (Same $3.725m cap hit)

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.ht...wt-pghpenguins

Good cap number for the next few years!

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Kunitz signed to 2 year extension

Just reported on the Fan. Don't have a link yet, but I will update with one when I see it.

Edit:
Looks like someone beat me to it.

3.725mil a year. Not a bad hit or term.

http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.ht...id=DL|PIT|home

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ya just heard it on pens radio, i think they said around 3.75mil. not 100% sure tho

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I'm happy with that, 2 years is the ideal length for Kunitz at this stage in his career.

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Great team player, works well with crosby and that is great cap hit for him compared to some of the other deals this past off-season.

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Kind of surprised he didn't get a little bump in salary. Great cap hit. I hope he stays healthy next few years.

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This is such a Ray Shero contract.

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Wow. Makes the whole Kunitz thread moot. We lowered the cap hit and gave him a two-year deal (and not more). A perfect re-signing, in my book.

Well done, Ray.

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Not a bad deal for the Pens. Kunitz can now relax and focus on hockey.

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Way to go Ray! I like it.

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Great signing.

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This makes me happy. I love having a GM as good as Shero.

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Once again, in Ray ********** Shero we trust!!!

I never thought that Kuni would be willing to accept a contract for under 4 million for less than 3 years!

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Glad to have Kunitz back. One of my favorite players for sure.

If there's a better GM in the league, I'd like to see some evidence. Shero (and this organization as a whole, because the GM can't make deals like this in a vacuum) never fail to impress in terms of their ability to attract the right kinds of players and retain them without getting into any type of bidding war. We consistently avoid situations where good or great players are given too much money, further inflating the economics of the game. We are a model for "cap management for teams with superstars" IMO.

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Kunitz definitely signed at a discount to remain with this team..great job all the way around.

Do you guys see James Neal signing at a similar figure this off season?

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Kunitz said he wanted to stay here and probably liked the core we had.

Shero gave him more years to stay here and grow with a likely contender every year, this was an easy signing for the term.

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MalkinX: Neal will probably get slightly more but longer term because of his age and better offensive upside. Probably around $4M hit for 4-5 years, assuming he does well this year.

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Wow. Makes the whole Kunitz thread moot. We lowered the cap hit and gave him a two-year deal (and not more). A perfect re-signing, in my book.

Well done, Ray.
The cap hit is the same, but given the way guys like Cole and Laich got paid it still looks pretty good. Good price, great term.

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Amazing deal! Good job Kunitz and Shero.

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The cap hit is the same, but given the way guys like Cole and Laich got paid it still looks pretty good. Good price, great term.
Yeah, sorry. I meant lowered it from where he would have likely gone cap-wise had he tested the UFA market next summer.

Is there any word on whether he was given a NTC or NMC or anything like that? Curious.

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Like I said in the other thread, he was worth 2 for 9M. Great deal.

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MalkinX: Neal will probably get slightly more but longer term because of his age and better offensive upside. Probably around $4M hit for 4-5 years, assuming he does well this year.
Yeah, I assume the years will be around 5 but the dollar figure I figure will be right around the same. Kunitz did give the Pens a discount, Neal likely won't so I can see around $4M as well..

When the Pens originally signed Kunitz, I knew he played top 6 for the Ducks and was basically an energy guy who crashed the net and got those dirty goals...but what I didn't know, and was pleasantly surprised about was Kunitz play-making skills...No one talked or still talks about Kunitz's ability to make great passes and the way he see's the ice very well.

The only thing I've been dissapointed on, and I'm sure everyone agrees is his in-ability to stay healthy...he was like an iron man for the Ducks...not so much with the Pens..

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Kunitz definitely signed at a discount to remain with this team..great job all the way around.

Do you guys see James Neal signing at a similar figure this off season?
Not a chance. If Neal hits 25-30 goals and 50-60 points this season, then he will definitely be able to command something along the lines of 4.5 million (minimum) per season for 4-5 years. Unlike Kunitz, Neal is still only 24 years of age and is likely still developing his offensive game.

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Hate to say I told you so, but actually I don't.

4.5...... hehehe

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