Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: [EDM] Taylor Hall signs seven year extension, $6m per
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08-21-2012, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Individually these contracts mean little. It's locking up the entire core that you will have to look at. Hall, RNH, Eberle, Yakupov. 6 years 6M cap hit would be a good start.
That's a good point. The kids and their representatives are not stupid, they're all very aware that their futures are interconnected and it's in their best interest to keep this core intact for as long as possible. Hall's contract is going to be the benchmark for all of them (excluding Yakupov - sorry, he hasn't played a single game yet and shouldn't even be mentioned here) and I would think they'd all agree to similar deals when time comes.

I don't know what's going on with Eberle's contract status, but he must be monitoring this with great interest.

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