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Crosby out as highest-paid Pen?

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08:03 AM ET 01.08 | If Ray Shero planned things right, the lockout's final details won't affect the significant offseason decisions he's staring down with Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang. The Penguins signed [Sidney Crosby] to a 12-year extension worth $104.4 million in July. Malkin and Letang can have their contracts extended beginning July 1. The labor agreement will afford the Penguins an opportunity to offer Malkin, 26, and Letang, 25, an extra contract year than any club could if those players became unrestricted free agents July 1, 2014. Malkin could max out at eight years and $102.88 million. ... [Shero] confirmed that he and Crosby discussed the likelihood that Malkin might become the Penguins' highest paid player in terms of yearly salary.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

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January 8, 2013  08:42 AM ET

is this REALLY that important to the players...if it is, that's sad to me....

January 8, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Was thinking about The Kid this morning. Where would you all rate him all-time?

My first thought was Gretzky, but I quickly realized he is not in the Great One's league. So when I started dialling it down, I then realized he is not evey HOF material (yet).

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January 8, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

is this REALLY that important to the players...if it is, that's sad to me....

It seems like all pro athletes want to have the biggest contract. Its kind of a status symbol and I agree it is sad.

January 8, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

is this REALLY that important to the players...if it is, that's sad to me....

I'm pretty sure the Crosby really only cares about winning, especially since he took a deal under market value when he signed. He could easily have gone in the 10+ million dolalr range and he didn't.

January 8, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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It seems like all pro athletes want to have the biggest contract. Its kind of a status symbol and I agree it is sad.

football players, basketball players, some baseball players, Brad Doty, and apparantly (according to Dregger), P.K. Subban...

January 8, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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It seems like all pro athletes want to have the biggest contract. Its kind of a status symbol and I agree it is sad.

Remember Prickey Henderson saying he didn't think he could play har for only a million $$ back when some guy came along and made more than he did?

January 8, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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Somewhere between Hayley Wickenheiser and Cassie Campbell...

I think Hayley would have beaten his tuchas....that slap fight thing wouldn't have worked

January 8, 2013  09:44 AM ET
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is this REALLY that important to the players...if it is, that's sad to me....

Maybe not to most players Spiny. But I'll bet their agents will get steamed on selective cases.

January 8, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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Maybe not to most players Spiny. But I'll bet their agents will get steamed on selective cases.

15% will do that to a guy I guess

January 8, 2013  09:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Maybe not to most players Spiny. But I'll bet their agents will get steamed on selective cases.

similar quality of players, contracts signed several years apart, nothing to see here...

January 8, 2013  10:06 AM ET
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similar quality of players, contracts signed several years apart, nothing to see here...

Well.............I think you're right. But there's no fun in that. Time to start a fake argument even if the real ones will come later! :-)

January 8, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Somewhere between Hayley Wickenheiser and Cassie Campbell...

Quite possibly the worst threeway fantasy ever.

January 8, 2013  10:08 AM ET
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similar quality of players, contracts signed several years apart, nothing to see here...

It's the nature of a contract isn't it?

The guys sign long term deals for stability.

At that point one should know that the market will reduce it's overall value in time.

But it will still be damn fine.

January 8, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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It's the nature of a contract isn't it? The guys sign long term deals for stability.At that point one should know that the market will reduce it's overall value in time.But it will still be damn fine.

exactly. he took a long term deal, he can't resonably be upset now if another earns more than he does.

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January 8, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

How about Brian Burke in a gimp suit instead of Sid?

The word "gimp" always reminds me of Pulp Fiction

January 8, 2013  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

How about Brian Burke in a gimp suit instead of Sid?

How about a drunk Burke, naked Bettman and a bucket of chicken

 
January 8, 2013  10:46 AM ET

Shero: Hey Sid, Malkin may make slightly more than you with a new deal.
Sid: Ok.
I really can't see that convo going any other way.

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