Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin are UFA’s in 13/14 and 14/15 respectively? I was shocked by this – seeing that the golden goose and face of the NHL would be free to wander and check out other goods sooner rather than later.
Ovi is locked and fully loaded with the Washington Capitals for 13 years and a bajillion dollars (ok – 124 million to be exact) signing one of the most lucrative contracts in the NHL to date.
So why didn’t Sidney sign one of those or Malkin put his “X” on the dotted line? I assume they had. Why didn’t Pittsburgh run after them with some big bucks and long-term contracts to secure the dynasty?
Now with both of them having suffered some serious injuries between a possible career ending concussion and those knee knocking splits … you gotta wonder. Who got the better end of the deal on this?
Looking at Pittsburgh and their salary cap, it seems they don’t believe in long-term contracts with anyone! Poor J. Staal maybe looking else where soon too! Pittsburgh maybe coughing up some major cash.
Oh and you know I can’t mention the Penguins without saying WHAT’S KRIS LETANG BEEN UP TO? – stuffing his gorgeous face:
And if you want to check out the status of your favorite player: http://nhlnumbers.com/.Tags: Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, jordan staal, Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby, washington capitals