Truth & Rumors > NHL

The next $10M man

Views
10078
Comments
57

08:23 AM ET 03.20 | At some point, the $10-million player will return to the NHL. What the recent extensions to Anaheim Ducks forwards Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf underscored more than anything is that top free agents -- or, in this case, pending free agents -- should be able to command higher salary cap hits in a system that includes term limits on contracts. ... And it likely won't be long before they're bumped down the list. In fact, this summer will probably see a NHL player sign a deal that averages at least $10 million per season for the first time in roughly a decade. Pittsburgh Penguins centre Evgeni Malkin should be able to command that type of money when negotiations begin on an extension that will start in 2014.

Sportsnet.ca

Evgeni Malkin, Getty Images Evgeni Malkin, Getty Images
Comment #1 has been removed
March 20, 2013  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Someone will offer Phil Kessel $10m next offseason. Maybe Pittsburgh.

Yes please

March 20, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Malkin, if he wants to stay, will demand a contract similar if not the exact same to Crosby's.

I like Kessel, but no thanks.

March 20, 2013  09:12 AM ET

we will soon see the day where no one will be able to afford to go to the games

March 20, 2013  09:16 AM ET

$10 mil for Kessel? Lotto 6/49?

March 20, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Malkin is hurt way too frequently. Who does he think he is, anyway? Rick DiPietro?

March 20, 2013  09:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Someone will offer Phil Kessel $10m next offseason. Maybe Pittsburgh.

I thought they were limited to seven year contracts?

March 20, 2013  09:20 AM ET

First off: Happy Birthday Mr. Bobby Orr. Top 5 all time defensemen and we could argue that he may be one of the top 5 of all time as far as pure skaters goes. Now as far as who is due 10M a year goes you have to start with Malkin becuase he is up first and will blow by Crosby's 8.7M a yr mark and get 10+ but I think in 2 years yo will see the first avg 12M man with Towes, Kane and Stamkos all UFA in 2 to 3 years. My problem with that is not all markets can accept contracts like that and if the salary cap keeps popping up up up then I see Teams like Toronto and Montreal dominating the market overthe next decade.

March 20, 2013  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Malkin is hurt way too frequently. Who does he think he is, anyway? Rick DiPietro?

Exactly what I was thinking...nice touch comparing him to Rickety!

March 20, 2013  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

First off: Happy Birthday Mr. Bobby Orr. Top 5 all time defensemen and we could argue that he may be one of the top 5 of all time as far as pure skaters goes. Now as far as who is due 10M a year goes you have to start with Malkin becuase he is up first and will blow by Crosby's 8.7M a yr mark and get 10+ but I think in 2 years yo will see the first avg 12M man with Towes, Kane and Stamkos all UFA in 2 to 3 years. My problem with that is not all markets can accept contracts like that and if the salary cap keeps popping up up up then I see Teams like Toronto and Montreal dominating the market overthe next decade.

A few good points.

As far a #4, I think he is top 5 all time players. Maybe only second to Gretzky. It's a damn shame his knees couldn't hold up. Happy Birthday to my favorite Oshawa General.

Secondly, I think teams like New York and Toronto proved in the pre-cap era that over-spending guarantees absolutely nothing.

March 20, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Secondly, I think teams like New York and Toronto proved in the pre-cap era that over-spending guarantees absolutely nothing.

gotta spend smart.

March 20, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Someone will offer Phil Kessel $10m next offseason. Maybe Pittsburgh.

Don't even joke about something like that. Like DWI said he'll be asking for a contract like Sid's. If he's looking for $10 million it will probably be with another team.

March 20, 2013  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Malkin, if he wants to stay, will demand a contract similar if not the exact same to Crosby's. I like Kessel, but no thanks.

crosby's under contract till 2025. lol. I hadn't realized that it was that long.

Malkin at that price is reasonable.

March 20, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Malkin is hurt way too frequently. Who does he think he is, anyway? Rick DiPietro?

I wouldn't agree with way too frequently. Tyler Myers falling on his leg wasn't his fault, and the current situation with the JVR hit after his boards whiplash was also a freak thing.
That said I agree with DWI the Pens aren't going to pay him more than Crosby.

March 20, 2013  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Tyler Myers falling on his leg wasn't his fault

that's just about the only thing Myers is good for...

March 20, 2013  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I wouldn't agree with way too frequently. Tyler Myers falling on his leg wasn't his fault, and the current situation with the JVR hit after his boards whiplash was also a freak thing. That said I agree with DWI the Pens aren't going to pay him more than Crosby.

Exactly what i thought. Crosby is and should be , the high water mark.

March 20, 2013  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Don't even joke about something like that. Like DWI said he'll be asking for a contract like Sid's. If he's looking for $10 million it will probably be with another team.

I think Malkin will ask for the 10M. Crosby took the Mario discount which Evgeni is not going to do. I believe Pens give it to him and there will be a no trade clause added. That means if they were to enter a dream world of trying to keep thier core together they would have to roll 2 lines of AHL players and a 2 lines of players making 5+M a year. Remeber Orpik, Letang and Kunitz will also have thier hand out with Malkin and the following year its Paul Martin who is already 5M +

March 20, 2013  10:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I think Malkin will ask for the 10M. Crosby took the Mario discount which Evgeni is not going to do. I believe Pens give it to him and there will be a no trade clause added. That means if they were to enter a dream world of trying to keep thier core together they would have to roll 2 lines of AHL players and a 2 lines of players making 5+M a year. Remeber Orpik, Letang and Kunitz will also have thier hand out with Malkin and the following year its Paul Martin who is already 5M +

I don't see Martin getting renewed, barring a significant pay cut

March 20, 2013  10:36 AM ET

Someone remind me again. What was the lockout about?

 
March 20, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

A few good points. As far a #4, I think he is top 5 all time players. Maybe only second to Gretzky. It's a damn shame his knees couldn't hold up. Happy Birthday to my favorite Oshawa General.Secondly, I think teams like New York and Toronto proved in the pre-cap era that over-spending guarantees absolutely nothing.

^5 to anyone who mentions the greatest Jr team of all time

Orr wore #2 with the Gennies

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Clippers, Warriors exchange barbs
    Views
    421
    Comments
    232
  2. 2
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    2455
    Comments
    231
  3. 3
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views
    2037
    Comments
    140
  4. 4
    Time to penalize NHL's perennial losers?
    Views
    326
    Comments
    100
  5. 5
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    7073
    Comments
    90

SI.com

SI Photos