pens2005 wrote:DesertPenguin wrote:This is the worst year for Malkin and Letang to be up for contracts. You shouldn't compare old contracts to new because the CBA changed and the cap dropped almost 10%. Agents and players won't see it that way, and will want to compare new deals to previous ones.
I'm hoping he takes less than 10.8 with the assumption that he'll be able to make more on the 4 years following it than sid will. I'm hopeful for 9.5 million. That ammount would not hamstring the rest of the team.
He shouldn't make a penny more than 8.7 per year.
Anything more is a joke.
Malkin's last deal kicked in in the 09-10 season, when the cap was 56.8 million. If I am his agent, I'm not going any lower than his existing contract scaled to the current cap. 8.7 * (64.3/56.8) = 9.85m.
Prediction: Geno gets 8 years, 9.85m/season.