Friday, June 29, 2012

With Crosby extended, Shero poised for July 1

Inspired by the recent news about Sidney Crosby, and the upcoming start to the free agency period, cblogger WetShoes had the brilliant idea to insert Ray Shero's face into the GIF above.  I was happy to help bring that idea to reality.

The Crosby news, in case you've been living in a cave and haven't heard, is that Sid is willing to take another hit to his potential earnings for the good of the team.  He and the Pens have agreed to terms on a 12-year, $104.4 million dollar extension to his contract.  This will keep his annual cap hit at $8.7 million, far below the salary that he could have commanded.

This leaves Penguins GM Ray Shero with a lot more room to work when it comes to signing free agents starting July 1, not to mention next year when he'll be negotiating the extension of another superstar's contract.

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