So stop with your useless assumptions.
It IS time to resume talks with Kovalev, he is a RFA next year and a team could offer him 9-10 million a year to leave, the pens will not match that.
Do you look at the Penguin books, do you know what the payroll entails, do you know what their revenue stream is? It seems awful werid that you seem to “think” they dont have enough money but you do not look into the facts.
Oh yeah, the team has broken even/made money for the past three years, which is more than most teams in the league. Playoff revenues are not the main consideration of the team, it is acquiring the new arena.]]>
Let’s just say Mario has gone to Patrick and told him that this season will be his last.
Why else would Patrick resume talking to Kovie’s agent BEFORE it is time, AND why would he be willing to increase payroll for next year knowing the team needs to make the playoffs to break even/make money?
THis senario just doesn’t make sense. I don’t think the Penguins have the money, so I believe Mario will retire after this season and Kovalev will absorb Mario’s contract.]]>