Eberle and RNH
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03-25-2013, 02:38 AM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
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Sharp is an excellent comparison for Eberle. You're right, those guys I mentioned before were just "good" complementary players.
Sharp definitely goes into that category of "elite" complementary players. I don't think he's spent time away from one of Hossa/Toews/Kane at all during his successful tenure with Chicago.
A quick glance at his contract - he went from 3.9M off his RFA contract year to 5.9 off his UFA contract year (after winning a cup).
Still doesn't justify 6M for a 22-year old Eberle...
It may be a slight overpay, but it was also made before the lockout when no one knew the cap was going to drop. I don't think its as bad of a contract as its being made out to be, but obviously Eberle needs to produce to make that statement true.
I still think if nuge develops into the 80-90 point defensively responsible player he has the potential to be, that Eberle's defensive flaws won't be an issue and he will be capable of having 30 goal average years and 40 goal great years.
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