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Title: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: Nik the Trik on October 03, 2017, 07:08:48 PM

Sounds like an Eichel extension is just about done. Mckenzie saying it's in the 10 per range.

So, you know, that seems pretty relevant to Auston.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: bustaheims on October 03, 2017, 07:33:51 PM

Sounds like an Eichel extension is just about done. Mckenzie saying it's in the 10 per range.

So, you know, that seems pretty relevant to Auston.

Yup. I think we have a pretty clear range of where his contract will land.
Title: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: Bullfrog on October 03, 2017, 08:35:46 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/sabres-eichel-agree-to-eight-year-80m-extension-1.874767

Wowzers!
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: Bullfrog on October 03, 2017, 08:36:22 PM
http://www.tsn.ca/sabres-eichel-agree-to-eight-year-80m-extension-1.874767

Yep, $10M per.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on October 03, 2017, 08:57:49 PM
Tarasenko for 7.5 is unreal value.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: Nik the Trik on October 03, 2017, 09:10:06 PM
Tarasenko for 7.5 is unreal value.

The Penguins are very lucky Crosby signed his deal when he did.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on October 03, 2017, 10:25:20 PM
Given that, I guess hoping Matthews pulls a Crosby and signs for an annual salary based on his jersey number is a bit unrealistic at this point...
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: Nik the Trik on October 03, 2017, 10:30:24 PM
Given that, I guess hoping Matthews pulls a Crosby and signs for an annual salary based on his jersey number is a bit unrealistic at this point...

Oh, I don't know. He could sign for 34 million per.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on October 03, 2017, 10:57:00 PM
Given that, I guess hoping Matthews pulls a Crosby and signs for an annual salary based on his jersey number is a bit unrealistic at this point...

Oh, I don't know. He could sign for 34 million per.

Well, he is 3.4 times as awesome as Eichel.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: Peter D. on October 04, 2017, 09:28:10 AM
This seems like a perfectly fine deal for Eichel.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: cabber24 on October 04, 2017, 09:53:48 AM
This seems like a perfectly fine deal for Eichel.
He hasn't shown $10M per season value yet but I am sure he will. I like the contract. I could see Eichel being a top 5 player in the league really soon. Bodes well for future Leaf contracts. I also think the cap should go way up with the recent strengthening of the $CAD. I don't know how the cap wouldn't go up. $CAD hasn't been this strong for 2 years.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 04, 2017, 10:03:26 AM
I wonder if the C comes along with this contract. I love Eichel as a player, but he doesn't exactly scream captain material to me. Granted he's still young so he can grow into that.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on October 04, 2017, 10:04:37 AM
I wonder if the C comes along with this contract. I love Eichel as a player, but he doesn't exactly scream captain material to me. Granted he's still young so he can grow into that.

That would be a conflict of interest, it'd be hard for him to be both GM, Captain, and Coach.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 04, 2017, 10:08:09 AM
I wonder if the C comes along with this contract. I love Eichel as a player, but he doesn't exactly scream captain material to me. Granted he's still young so he can grow into that.

That would be a conflict of interest, it'd be hard for him to be both GM, Captain, and Coach.

The Sabres are probably paying him in stock options, so as part-owner Eichel can approve it.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: bustaheims on October 04, 2017, 10:10:51 AM
Given that, I guess hoping Matthews pulls a Crosby and signs for an annual salary based on his jersey number is a bit unrealistic at this point...

Oh, I don't know. He could sign for 34 million per.

No, he can't. :P
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: Nik the Trik on October 04, 2017, 10:11:36 AM
I wonder if the C comes along with this contract. I love Eichel as a player, but he doesn't exactly scream captain material to me. Granted he's still young so he can grow into that.

I'm not really sure "captain material" has any real concrete definition anymore. It's really whatever the team wants it to be. You'd be hard pressed to find two more different guys than Crosby and Ovechkin but both have been pretty good captains on pretty good teams.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: cabber24 on October 04, 2017, 10:21:40 AM
I wonder if the C comes along with this contract. I love Eichel as a player, but he doesn't exactly scream captain material to me. Granted he's still young so he can grow into that.

That would be a conflict of interest, it'd be hard for him to be both GM, Captain, and Coach.

The Sabres are probably paying him in stock options, so as part-owner Eichel can approve it.
He does talk a lot but he takes ownership for the teams hardships as well. I wouldn't put him on S@%t list just yet.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: Nik the Trik on October 04, 2017, 10:25:02 AM
No, he can't. :P

He can sign whatever he wants.
Title: Re: Sabres, Eichel agree to eight-year, $80M extension
Post by: bustaheims on October 04, 2017, 10:42:49 AM
No, he can't. :P

He can sign whatever he wants.

I mean, technically, sure, but, not if he wants a valid NHL contract. ;D