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Originally Posted by Habster33 View Post
I think Meehan was trying to say that teams are willing to give long term contract after ELS contracts. I don't think he wanted to compare Subban to these players (Skinner, Eberle, Hall).
That's absolutely what I got from it as well. It was term talk.

This is what I could find: (I was hoping someone else had a link where he talked about money.)

"The dynamics that we've seen in our CBA in the last few years, organizations have recognized the importance of contracting with players on a post-entry-level basis so they secure their rights for a longer term, so that they're not prejudice in any way by any free agency rights or interference," Meehan said.

"The Boston Bruins have done that for Tyler Seguin. The Edmonton Oilers have done that for (Jordan) Eberle and (Taylor) Hall. Carolina has done it for (Jeff) Skinner. The Jets have done it for (Evander) Kane. So there's precedent for that in our industry today."

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