Thread: Confirmed with Link: JVR Signs Contract Extension
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08-30-2011, 12:18 PM
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Did Jeff Carter earn $5m a year with 29 goals?

Its paying now for performance later at a price that you think is better than what you'll be able to get the player for once he plays at the level you expect him to.

I would have expected a 3 year deal in the $3.5 range, and then a bump up from there. I guess they think his skill set is worth more, and more of a sure thing.
29 goals, a CENTER, and had improved immensely that year defensively.

Carter was also signed in the summer with the actual leverage of an offer sheet sitting there -- by his agents' account, they had one in front of them. Leverage JVR had none of right now.

JVR has yet to average 15 minutes a game in the NHL. Lets not compare him to Jeff Carter as a player when he signed his deal, he'd proven a LOT more than JVR has.

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