Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: [EDM] Taylor Hall signs seven year extension, $6m per
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08-22-2012, 11:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Paradise View Post
Edmonton should have signed a 2 year bridge deal. I'd want to make sure he doesn't suffer from consistent injury issues anymore than he already has.
Scenario 1: Hall is constantly hurt. 1st overall pick is a bust. That sucks for the team.

Scenario 2: Hall is amazing. Now you're signing him at an equivalent 7M+ per season instead of 6M (or worse, dealing with an offersheet). Hall remembers that you told him you didn't believe in him two years ago and asks to be signed until he becomes UFA so he can leave and cash out again.

Scenario 3: Hall is good. Now you're still going to sign him to that 6M contract and you might have saved a couple million bucks over the first 2 years of the contract. Big deal.

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