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The first $14M man

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07:48 AM ET 12.11 | The salary cap has a way of moving up, up, up, and top players are naturally going to benefit, even if restricted by a 20 percent limit. If the salary cap is $75 or $80 million in a couple of years, that's potentially $15-16 million a year. What player might command that kind of money? Well, let's have a look at the guys who are coming up to unrestricted free agency. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have a year left on their deals after this year. They can start negotiating in the summer. You can easily justify doubling your current $6.3 million salary if you're Toews or Kane. Steven Stamkos, a free agent in 2016, could he be the guy who breaks the bank?? ... Agents and players believe it's only a matter of time until some star player gets $12, $13 million or $14 million under this new salary cap environment.

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December 11, 2013  09:03 AM ET

Damn, 14 Mil?

Crazy.

December 11, 2013  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Stamkos will give the Leafs a hometown discount.

And that will leave enough to sign Johnny T

Leafs win the Cup in 14-15 !!!

December 11, 2013  09:23 AM ET

There's no way a player will ever get more than 10 Million $ . With the new CBA that would cause a team to turn into the NJ Devils. If the Blackhawks pay Towes 14 million, what does Kane get? This doesn't make any sense... In another sport the salaries will go up , not in Hockey

December 11, 2013  09:30 AM ET

Captain Serious Money?

December 11, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Stamkos will give the Leafs a hometown discount.

Nah. He'll end up with that new Markham franchise.

December 11, 2013  09:36 AM ET

20 years ago we would have said the same thing about a $7 million a year contract. The times they are a changing.

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December 11, 2013  09:42 AM ET

I wasn't me this time. :)

December 11, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

20 years ago we would have said the same thing about a $7 million a year contract. The times they are a changing.

I remember when the Yankees signed reggie for 2.5 over 5 years and it was scandalous

December 11, 2013  10:35 AM ET

Imagine what Milbury give to DiPietro or Sexton to Daigle...

December 11, 2013  10:45 AM ET

And we had a lockout last year................why?

December 11, 2013  10:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

And we had a lockout last year................why?

I see another in the not too distance if this keeps up. The I'm getting mine screw the game mentality.

December 11, 2013  10:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

And we had a lockout last year................why?

???????

December 11, 2013  11:02 AM ET

Robinson Cano, $240 million over 10 years to play baseball in Seattle. I know it's not hockey talk, I'm just mentioning it for a cheap laugh. I know return you to the NHL salary cap thread already in progress.

December 11, 2013  11:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Robinson Cano, $240 million over 10 years to play baseball in Seattle. I know it's not hockey talk, I'm just mentioning it for a cheap laugh. I know return you to the NHL salary cap thread already in progress.

I laughed when i saw that also. I am an MLB fan , but i seriously wonder why the networks keep forking over hundreds of millions for TV coverage. Does anyone ever actually sit in front of the TV and watch a full nine innings anymore ?

December 11, 2013  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

And we had a lockout last year................why?

for s***s and giggles Sir.

December 11, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I laughed when i saw that also. I am an MLB fan , but i seriously wonder why the networks keep forking over hundreds of millions for TV coverage. Does anyone ever actually sit in front of the TV and watch a full nine innings anymore ?

As with any sport, I am a fan of the game first and the team 2nd.
But the guys are making it harder and narder to care, and to your question, the only ones that seem to sit for a whole game anymore (in MLB) are people that have very little else to do.

December 11, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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for s***s and giggles Sir.

I did the former, not so much the latter

 
December 11, 2013  11:48 AM ET

Somewhere PK Subban is licking his chops.

And Scott Gomez is lamenting the notion that timing is everything.

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