Thread: Confirmed Signing with Link: [WPG] Jets re-sign Zach Bogosian (7 years, $5.14M per)
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07-30-2013, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Habsrback View Post
Problem is that this core is not Stanley Cup level. Lengthy contracts of that magnitude should be given only to prime players (top 30 D or top 30 F) which none of these guys fit in.

The Jets are creating inflation with their latest contracts.
Strongly disagree.

It's the GM's job to identify the core, and build around that. Chevy must feel like Bogo is part of the core, and he acted accordginly. Guys who are in the core are going to get paid over term. Pavelski just got locked up for 5 years @ $6M per, and he's part of SJ's core.

I think the longer contract terms are an offshoot of the younger UFA age. Bogo was going to be a UFA at 25 YO, so he's got he leverage to demand a long term deal, because the Jet's couldn't afford to lose him as a UFA. Pretty simple to see the dynamics of that conversation are much different than in the past when a player is UFA eligible at 25. (Same thing to a lesser extent with Gagner for people crying about him making $4.8M per).

Term is all a gamble. Long term reduces or increases risk (depending if you look at it from the team or players perspective) based on the player's ability to perform or outperform the contract. MON gambled with Subban, and Subban accepted the risk with a short term bridge deal, but MON accepted the risk that PK would way out-perform the deal and be able to REALLY cash in on his next deal.

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