Joined: Apr 2017
The term is okay. I’d feel safer with 6y over 7y but he’s largely been injury free during his career to date. Hey, he could have signed for 8y so could have been worst. I had Hayes going at $5.5M on the open market. To lock him up early perhaps $6M would have been reasonable given what 2nd line centres have been going for ($4.5-6M over past couple seasons).
Also, is there significance to “49” (.99999999)? It’s like Fletcher balked at “50M” so the agents jokingly said “how about 49.9999999M” and Fletcher said “wow, great deal”.
Terrible deal and I’m sure every GM hates him right now.