Monday, July 03, 2017

Recent Contract Extensions (Jul 3)

The San Jose Sharks were eligible to hand out contract extensions on Saturday and they had a couple of core players that they wanted to take care of. Goaltender Martin Jones signed a 6-year, $34.5 million contract extension, while defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic signed an 8-year, $56 million extension, ensuring that their back end is taken care of by two very capable players moving forward.

The Sharks saw the real value of these two guys in the 2016 playoff run, when they helped guide the team to the Stanley Cup Finals and both have been pretty good, when it comes to hockey pool talent as well, both are more than worthy of selection, Jones maybe a bit more so than Vlasic.

The fans of the Montreal Canadiens were on pins and needles, as soon as Carey Price was eligible for a contract extension and they didn't have to wait for too long, as the team got the deal done on Sunday, making Price the highest paid goalie in the league.  The two sides agreed upon an 8-year, $84 million deal, which will be a cap hit of $10.5 million, having him join Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews as the three highest cap hits in the game, starting in the 2019 season.

Price finished 6th among all goalies in pool scoring last season, picking up 37 wins and 81 points in 62 appearances, not quite the numbers you'd expect from a player getting paid this much, but the proof is in the pudding and that's what Price intends to give the Montreal faithful.

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