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Everything Is Good With Connor McDavid’s Proposed Deal

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

It isn’t finalized yet, but Connor McDavid’s new deal with the Edmonton Oilers is in the neighbourhood of $13.25 million for eight years. (Neither the Oilers nor McDavid’s agent, Jeff Jackson, would comment.) That’s a win for everyone.

Initially, the Oilers worried their captain might only want five years, but they get him for maximum term. It’s a win for McDavid — for obvious reasons.

The thing to remember here is this is for all of his prime years. Pittsburgh could “back-dive” Sidney Crosby’s contract. He’s making $3 million per season at ages 35, 36, and 37. The new CBA doesn’t allow that for McDavid.

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are making $13.8 million in the first four years of their mega-deals with Chicago. It goes to $12 million in Year 4 but down to $6.9 million in Year 8, when both will be 34. McDavid won’t be into his 30s by the time this ends.

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ilovehomers's avatar

Cap went up 2 mil,  but how are the oilers supposed to build around this?

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/28/17 at 08:32 PM ET

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Cap went up 2 mil,  but how are the oilers supposed to build around this?

Unless the cap goes up further, they’ll have to operate like Chicago. Pay a couple stars their money and constantly revolve in players on lower dollar contracts. They’ll undoubtedly lose some talent, especially if they start having significant playoff success.

Posted by evileye on 06/29/17 at 08:32 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Cap went up 2 mil,  but how are the oilers supposed to build around this?

Unless the cap goes up further, they’ll have to operate like Chicago. Pay a couple stars their money and constantly revolve in players on lower dollar contracts. They’ll undoubtedly lose some talent, especially if they start having significant playoff success.

Posted by evileye on 06/29/17 at 09:32 AM ET

How many times can I say “YES” to this? Is there a character limit?

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/29/17 at 08:44 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

wrong post….

Posted by ilovehomers on 06/29/17 at 08:44 AM ET

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