Originally Posted by skacore
I did read it, you just asked if Tampa knew what the salary cap was so I wasn't sure if you knew how it worked... he's not a 7-8 million dollar cap hit, it'll be 4.5, his contract is just loaded upfront like a lot of guys are doing nowadays, so like you suggested they aren't paying him more than 5/year.
Still a bit pricey for a player of Malone's caliber and 7 years is putting a lot of trust into the guy... who knows how it'll turn out.
That's what I meant. The first two years at 7-8 million per year is an overpayment. I guess I forgot to put that in my original post.
"The biggest message he gave me is you better make an impact in a game every night. If you haven't made an impact late in a game, if you haven't blocked a shot, made a big hit, had a goal, you'd better grab someone and fight someone to make sure everybody in that building knew you played that night."
- Zenon Konopka on his mentor/coach John Brophy