doesn't make sense --3 D making more than 5 mill..with markov needing to be signed soon...i know hammer is off the books after next year but it's too much money tied up there
Markov's extension will have a lower cap hit then his current contract. You can take that to the bank.
It's going to be a career spanning deal, so 7-8 years, around 5-5.5M cap hit. If Gainey doesn't do this, he is truly as stupid as many people on this forum believe him to be. It's the only option he has to keep this team from getting eaten alive by the Cap.
That's way too much defensman, of course the first one out would be Bergeron, but we would still have to sit two other guys and our defensmans have all done pretty good so far. This trade isn't possible if Montréal doesn't trade a Def and even free some cap space, 5.3 for 2 other years when we will have to resign guys like Plekanec, Price, Halak and others is not a nice situation