Joined: Jul. 2018
Offer sheet Rules state that the AAV must be averaged over the lesser of the term or 5 years. So no one would offer a 6, 7 or 8 year contract because that would automatically mean a compensation of 4 1st round picks.
Now that Matthews has shown the value of a 5 year contract, more RFAs might have some interest. So a 5 year - $50 million contact means the compensation is two 1st round picks, one second and one third. Take a look at this list who is worth two firsts, a second and a third?
Granted some of these players are probably closer to the 7 to 9 range. . . in which case the compensation could be less.
I wouldn't mind if the habs gave up two firsts a second and a third for Laine.