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Hossa would take pay-cut to stay with Pitt?
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ArrayMarian Hossa said for the first time that he would consider signing for less money than he could get on the open market, in order to stay with the Penguins long term.

As one of the elite wingers in the NHL, the 29-year-old Hossa would definitely be a valuable commodity when July 1st rolls around and he becomes a free agent. However, he seems to be more inclined to take a little less money to stay with a team that should be a perennial contender in Pittsburgh. "If I wanted to make a couple more dollars, I would probably just re-sign with Atlanta," Hossa said. "There's always a limit, but I'd rather take a little less and play on a good team, definitely."[/quote]

Even if this allows them to resign Hossa and Malkin, they still have some young guns to resign. I don't think there's anyway they can resign all of them without going over the cap.
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I'd take a "pay cut" to stay on a team with Fleury, Crosby, and Malkin.
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The question is:
Will Malkin take the pay cut to stay?
My answer would be--- maybe not.
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Plus don't they still have Staal, Whitney, &amp; Fleury to resign?
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ArrayPlus don't they still have Staal, Whitney, &amp; Fleury to resign?[/quote]
I highly doubt Malkin will be a player that stays.
He will command a high dollar amount-- no home town discount in this case.
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I agree. If that's the case, I wonder who he'd go to.
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ArrayI agree. If that's the case, I wonder who he'd go to.[/quote]
My guess is LA. They need a big time player, a face, and he'd give that to him.

BTW, PIT has Malone to resign to, but he may not be as tough, as he grew up in Pittsburgh.
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Malkin is a RFA in 09/10.
Orpik, Hossa, Malone are UFAs.
Fleury is a RFA after this year.
There will be some $$ spent, and if they try and lowball Fleury, then they better shore up Conklin, who is UFA and made 500k last season.
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