Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: Ducks sign Fowler [5 years/$4 Million AAV]
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09-15-2012, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
You'd be surprised. I think it's a steal because Fowler looked poised to breakout this next season, and in a five year RFA contract potential is a huge factor. When you consider what his price tag could have been a month or two into the season, or when the season is over, the Ducks greatly benefit. Fowler's price tag only goes up from this point. He's 20 years old, playing top pairing minutes(with lots of untapped potential), and Anaheim has him locked up for six more years at a very sexy price.
His value goes up assuming he makes the jump. If he doesn't make the jump next year his value drops. If he posts another 30 point season with another team worst +/- around -25 to -30, it won't look good. I don't think Fowler is a steal on this contract, it seems just about right when you factor in Fowler gets security now and the Ducks are gambling on him getting better just to justify the $4m and hoping for a bargain later.

Fowler wins now, ducks win later.

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