Erat signed to 7 year 31.5 million extension
View Single Post
05-12-2008, 03:58 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Originally Posted by
Oh jesus christ. Just made re-signing Jason Pominville next year that much more fun for Buffalo.
Erat is a great player though, would love him on my team.
I think this is just a reality of the cap world. Teams will try to lock good young players long term at a higher rate than in the past. It makes all sorts of sense to somewhat overpay the 25 year old player with a strong possibility that he will outplay his contract in the not so distant future. The alternative is to overpay a 32-33 year old UFA (Ryan Smyth, Nylander, Jovanovski et all) with a strong possibility that they will never live up to the expectations and a couple years down the road you will be stuck with an albatross of a contract and a marginal NHL player.
Last edited by tiger_80: 05-12-2008 at
View Public Profile
Find More Posts by tiger_80