What I want is 5, realistically he will get 2 maybe 3 this is Sather and his ********
If you give him 5 years, then you have to give him the higher cap hit to go with it. Those arbitration years and UFA years are expensive. You want to have him with a 4 mil cap hit next year while we still need to re-sign McD and Hags, who will both be arbitration eligible?
You all can think I am crazy, they are not touching Stepan for 2-2.5 million a year. No way in hell. He is now among the top 15 scoring centers in the NHL! Get it done Slats. He was unreal again tonight!!
Stepan's stock is rising, Hagelin's is going up and McDonagh's has dropped a bit.
I'd say 3 years, 10 million for Stepan. 2 years, 5 million for Hagelin, and 2 years, 6.5 million for McDonagh.
I know this post is a bit old but... Hagelin is the man, one of my favorite players on the team. However how is he getting only 800k less than Stepan a year? Or am I wrong and that's a significant amount. Hags is a great complimentary player that has games where he carries play. Stepan has turned into a player that caries play in every game, practically every shift.
Right now our offense is being driven by two guys, Nash and Steps......but I'm also skeptical of long term contracts especially because they can be renegotiated at some later point. That being said, I think 3 years at 13.5 should get this done.