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Not sure how anyone can say this is a steal or how he deserved more money.
The numbers don't add up to that.
Look 3.5-4 is what a lower 20 goal guy is gonna pull down. That hasn't really changed because there has been a flat cap for 2 years now. While there have been raises on defense, that's due to a huge shortage. There is always going to be growth on the top. But everyone has watched last year as the bottom and middle are the ones who got squeezed.
He falls in that category.
This is clearly a prove it deal, as last year was the only season he's ever had that put him at a 20 goal pace.
So call it a prove it by the team, or a bet on himself, or whatever you will.
But there is no history to suggest he should have got more, and the market really isn't there for guys in the middle or bottom.
I'll say one thing. These younger guys signing 1 year deals is probably the best move. The new TV contracts, getting out of the supposed revenue slump, of Covid, and new rights deals with internet streaming. At some point the cap is going up. The question is when, and when is the right time to hit FA. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the cap goes up next year. That bodes well for players in the bottom and middle.