Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Marchand Extends with Boston [4 years, $4,500,000/year]
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09-07-2012, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Tyler Sanguine View Post
One major thing to remember about the nature of the modern day NHL contract...you no longer pay just for past performance. GM's now have to pony up for projected performance. Used to be that guys got paid solely on what they had accomplished up to the day that the negotiation began. For a lot of guys, that ship has sailed. Younger guys are now getting deals for not only what they've done so far, but you're paying for future performance as well. Kind of a bummer, but it is what it is. Marchand is getting paid for what both parties believe he is going to be worth over the next four years.
Do people really think Marchand is going to better those numbers? They are good numbers, and given intangibles, *might* even justify the contract now... but I wouldn't have bet that most prognosticators see even better numbers out of him in the future?!?!

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