Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cap problems for the Pens...

Hockey News Article..

8. Pittsburgh – Cap Payroll: $55,945,067 - Cap Space: $754,933

• Sidney Crosby leads the cap barrage at $8.7 million – Evgeni Malkin will get there next season – with Sergei Gonchar and Marc-Andre Fleury next at $5 million.
• Strong nucleus of Crosby, Malkin, Whitney, Orpik and Fleury signed through at least 2012-13.
• Have overpaid for bit players such as Satan, Fedotenko and Eaton.

With just 12 players signed for almost $42 million next season, the club could turn into a one-and-done option for players looking to bump their offensive totals. And with the likes of Staal and Sykora among those without contracts for 2009-10 and beyond, cap problems look like they’ll be an ongoing issue in Steeltown, USA.

here is the complete list

1 comment:

Vince said...

my thoughts on this:

a) staal is probably gone...i thought he had alot of potential but he has yet to step up...
b) i'd love to keep sykora, i think they will make him a priority but it'll be difficult
c) i don't understand why the the penguins front office doesn't use their farm system like it should. We have one of the best farm systems in the NHL, we should be trying to bring up wingers rather than looking for somebody to give a big payday...