Read: The Evgeni Malkin Contract Impacts Henrik Lundqvist

Henrik LundqvistLast Week, the Penguins signed Evgeni Malkin to an eight-year contract that has a cap hit of $9.5 million per season starting in 2014-15.

Currently, Malkin has the second highest cap hit in the league ($8.7 million) behind Alex Ovechkin and he will continue to have the second highest cap hit when his new deal kicks in.

Larry Brooks tweeted last night that Malkin’s contract has “set the bar” for Henrik Lundqvist.

It has been suggested that Lundqvist could end up with the highest cap hit in the league with his new contract.

THIS SECTION is all about Henrik Lundqvist’s future.