Thread: Confirmed with Link: Erik Johnson signs 4 years $3.75M AAV
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07-02-2012, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Frenchy View Post
It would be a lot better for us if it was 5 , that would buy us a year of UFA. Usually that's how the teams works, they give a player more money to buy those years over 28. In a perfect world i would like a 6 years contract just like the one Price had today.

A 4 years deal would be like playing with fire , IMO
Originally Posted by JoemAvs View Post
Hate the term. Wanted 2 years or 6 years +
The problem with giving him a 6 year deal is that you're gonna have to give him more money. He'll likely be a better defenseman at the end of this contract than he is now, so for every extra year, he's turning down the opportunity to be paid more.

If you're handing out a 6 year deal to him, you're probably gonna have to pay him at least $5 M. That's a bit risky, since it's not clear enough right now what level he will get to as a defenseman.

A four or five year at the most deal is best IMO. Get him on a decent salary now, and hope it's a steal in the last year or two. Then pay the man his due, and hope he still loves playing here.

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