He got paid based on what he's achieved thus far for his age - similar to how Tavares and Skinner were paid.
Eberle is in the same boat. He'll get paid more than Hall unless he's willing to take the sacrificial pay cut. Which I doubt Meehan is going to be happy with.
These contracts are the forward looking ones that anticipate continued player development over the course of the contract.
THere's some give and take because the players are effectively overpayed for their RFA years, but they give up some UFA time to get more money sooner (which is worth more than the same amount of money later).
I wonder if it would be better for the Oilers to hold off signing Eberle until they see how his second season goes. Even if he matches his past season's point totals, which is not a given, Hall type contract will simply be fair. But if he regresses to being a 60 point player or if the cap goes down drastically, 6M could be a steep price.
Jordan Eberle extension could be done by week's end, or early next. Two sides to meet again in next 24 hours. Likely a $6M AAV, per Hall.
IMO the AAV is the key, if we can keep it to the same as Hall's it'll be tougher (but not impossible) for RNH and Yakupov to demand more. That said if either are both are clearly superior players then perhaps we see each make $0.5 million/year more or something along those lines.
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Great deal and I think its good his deal expires sooner so oilers have a bit more flexibility to resign him. this is good value for both sides as I'm sure eberle took less money so that he didn't give up an extra Ida year like hall did