Mathematically eliminated and he catches fire?
Can't believe people were clamoring for him to come back at his pay.
Malone has matured into a pretty good leader. His biggest sin is not being able to stay healthy because he plays the game very hard. He has 6 20+ goal seasons under his belt and his rate this year totals out to a 60 point guy when games lost to injury are considered.
I wouldn't want to pay him what he makes, but there are a lot of NHL players stealing their money. He isn't one of them. He plays with pain too, so I can only imagine how many other games he has played where another $4-5M a year player would have sat out.
Kudos to him for another good year. If he can ever get a full season in his totals could go up since he wouldn't have multiple stretches where he is trying to catch up from lengthy layoffs.