Thread: Speculation: Bruins to sign Seguin
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08-03-2010, 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by buddahsmoka1 View Post
Its not a coincidence dude, first overall picks always get a more extensive bonus package every single year. It is a prize for being the most sought after prospect in your draft year.
Players are free to negotiate whatever contract they would like.

Malkin, for example, had an ELC laid out so that he recieved the full 2 million allowed for "Group B" bonuses if he hit any one of them. (This means his contract was equal to Ovechkin's, despite being 2nd overall)

I would be very surprised if Hall and Seguin got substantially different contracts, considering how close they were considered going into the draft.

This was despite being a 2nd overall pick.

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