The Pittsburgh Penguins could sign Sidney Crosby to a monster contract when they are able to officially complete a new deal for their superstar center when free agency begins on July 1, according to Elliotte Friedman of CBC (via James Mirtle).
So @FriedgeHNIC reports on Satellite Hotstove Crosby will likely get something close to 10-year deal near July 1. ... m.tmi.me/rpgNX
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 10, 2012
The salary cap hit in the new deal may reportedly reach $9 million per season, which would be a massive amount of money for a player with a serious injury history that involves head and neck issues.
If you are judging Crosby's value to the Penguins when healthy, then there's no question that he's worth $90-plus million over 10 seasons.
A new contract for Crosby would affect the Penguins roster in a number of ways, one of which would be the team's ability to re-sign star centers Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal. Both are unrestricted free agents next summer, and Staal could certainly earn well over his current $4 million cap hit, while Malkin could exceed his $8.7 million cap hit.
It wouldn't make sense ...
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