Jordan Eberle on FB:
Looks like I could be signing same kind of deal Hall signed in the next few weeks. I wanna build a strong team here in Edmonton and hopefully win many championships in years to come.
I hope you're right, but he's proven a lot more than Hall has so far.
But you have to understand the verbage from the org. has always indicated Hall is the franchise guy, the leader. Hall's ppg is virtually identical to Tavares' first two seasons, and he is obviously the younger of the two. And Eberle actually didn't have that much better of a ppg than Hall did last year, despite being 2 years older. I could see the same amount, but i won't be for more. Hall's deal is over 7 seasons, so he's getting paid for what he's projected to be a ppg+ player. Eberle won't get paid more because it would insinuate he's going to be even better than Hall's projection. I love Eberle but apart from the scoring stats i would argue Hall is currently the better player.
I don't think it's a great idea to have them both become UFAs at the same time. Eberle will likely get a 6 year deal for the same AAV.
I think worrying about them being UFAs at the same time (8 years from now) is just overthinking the situation. Sign him the same contract, you're basically signing the team over to them already. Provides a framework for RNH in a year.