They will rollback salaries (existing one's too) regardless of when they were signed. So why would waiting make any difference?
I think this is one of the stranger points of the CBA that people do not understand.
Do people think they will cut the cap back by 20% without adjusting existing contracts? How will teams at the cap shed 20% before the start of the season?
There HAS to be a corresponding rollback of current salaries to match the decrease in the % of HRR that the players will receive under the new cap.
The only difference in waiting IMO is whether we are able to sign him long-term or not, but I don't even see that being an issue since I doubt the players agree to limiting contracts to less than about 8 years, and I doubt we want to sign him any longer than that.
Why wouldnt Eberle want to sign as long as Hall did. Doesn't make any sense. I think he wants a longer term than the Oilers are offering.
Could be that he wants to really cash in and sign a contract during his prime (mid-late 20's He'd be 28 at the end of a 5 year extension) instead of becoming an UFA when he's 30 if he signs an identical deal to Hall. That said I doubt that any of the kids will be in the poor house unless they live like rock stars and have no fiscal responsibility at all.
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