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Bruce Boudreau Predicts Record-Breaking Contract for Connor Mcdavid


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Elliot Ben Jacob
September 1, 2023  (8:59 PM)
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McDavid's Potential Record-Breaking Deal

Connor McDavid's deal a few years back was an impressive $12.5 million per annum. However, with multiple players surpassing that figure since then, the speculation arises: How high can a deal for McDavid really go?

Speculations and Opinions

Bruce Boudreau, the ex-coach of the Canucks, was questioned about this on NHL Network. His response hints at the possibility of a new record on the horizon.
Coyle: Given the uncertainty of the salary cap in the coming years, what do you foresee for Connor's upcoming contract?

Boudreau: Considering he'll be around 29 by then... I wouldn't be taken aback

Coyle: Do you see a continual upward trend in salaries?

Boudreau: Absolutely. Envisioning him signing for eight years at $15 million each isn't far-fetched, especially when he had an $12.5 million agreement previously. It's a progressive climb annually. Remember the astonishment when Erik Karlsson signed his contract? Now, he's merely sixth or seventh on that roster.

The trajectory is clear. Financial figures are escalating, and players' stocks are rising concurrently. It's a universal trend. Players will reap their rewards and won't face any financial struggles.

Boudreau opines that McDavid potentially securing a contract with an annual average value (AAV) of $15 million for eight years would not be a shocking revelation. For NHL standards, this is monumental.

Chasing the Cup with Bigger Pockets?

Highlighting another perspective, Coyle points out to Boudreau that Jack Eichel became the first player to clinch a Stanley Cup with a salary surpassing $10 million during the 2022-23 season.
Observing the direction in which the salary cap is trending, it's conceivable that McDavid, alongside Draisaitl, could be contesting for the Cup with similar earnings.
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The undeniable fact remains: as the NHL's commercial side burgeons and the financial stakes rise, player salaries will follow suit. McDavid's hypothetical $15 million annual deal might seem colossal now, but with an influx of emerging prodigies in the league, it's likely to be overshadowed in no time.
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