Joined: Jun 2015
Was just looking at a few contracts earlier today and with the shift to RFAs wanting big money right away there are a few contracts that are going to look AMAZING in a three or four years. Here are a few:
Kucherov: $9.5m for the next 7 years. Will be in his prime for basically the entire contact. In five years from now, there could literally be 50 players making more than him, there are already around 15 making more than him right now.
McDavid: $12.5m for another 7 years. Don't have to say much here. In a few years there will be players making more than him, and there shouldn't be.
Crosby: $8.7m for another 6 years. Eventually we will see the decline, but what would he be worth right now on a 6 year deal ($12m plus?).
Tarasenko: $7.5m for another 4 years. Can be dynamic and pile up goals. Can easily be a 40 goal scorer most seasons. Has the 10th most goals in last three seasons, and is currently the 21st highest paid FWD and could easily be out of the top 50 in terms of salary by end of his deal.
Nylander (people are gonna love this): $6.9m for another 5 years. Put up 62 points each of first two years until last years mess of a season. I do not think it is at all out of the realm of possibility that he can be a consistent 70 point player, maybe even more if he plays with Matthews. And to pay $6.9 for a 60-70 point guy is a bargain when guys like Kevin Hayes, JVR, Anders Lee, Max Pacioretty, and Evander Kane have all recently signed deals at a higher AAV.
Who have I missed?