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09-25-2011, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Hull Fan View Post
I meant he probably shouldn't earn 4 million next year but 3 seasons from now he should be paid more than the 4 million he'll receive if he signed that contract. See Tavares, he'll probably get more money next season than his actual on ice contribution merits but three seasons from now his contract, especially buying out 2 FA years, will look like a complete steal. My hypothetical 6/$27 million would pay him 4.5 every year.
Most contracts for younger players aren't structured that way though. For example, Tavares' salary (not cap hit) next season is 4 mil, then 5, then 6, 6, 6, 6. Eriksson's current contract escalated similarly.

From a fan standpoint I think we can get too caught up in the cap hit whereas a player is more concerned with his bank account. If I'm one of these guys I would prefer to make a smaller amount at 23/24 followed by a significant bump through years 25-27.

In any case, I would be ecstatic if we got Benn signed for 6/$27 million.

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