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Eberle gets the same as Hall (Eberle signs 6 year $36M deal)
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08-29-2012, 04:46 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
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What a ridiculous argument.
He got paid based on what he's achieved thus far for his age - similar to how Tavares and Skinner were paid.
Eberle is in the same boat. He'll get paid more than Hall unless he's willing to take the sacrificial pay cut. Which I doubt Meehan is going to be happy with.
These contracts are the forward looking ones that anticipate continued player development over the course of the contract.
THere's some give and take because the players are effectively overpayed for their RFA years, but they give up some UFA time to get more money sooner (which is worth more than the same amount of money later).
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