“It is a significant reset,” added a general manager.“It pulls up everyone behind him.” “The biggest change is who qualifies to break the -million barrier,” said another executive.It’s going to be very hard for other organizations to duplicate the in-game experience the Predators can offer, but I hope they try their own individual, localized touch.Vegas, which signed a deal with Cirque du Soleil, certainly will.”), Los Angeles (Doughty), Ottawa (Karlsson), Toronto (Auston Matthews et al) and Winnipeg (Patrik Laine, Jacob Trouba) as those who have thrown their previous projections in the garbage and hurriedly re-programmed spreadsheets. “They are going to be saying, ‘I know I’m not Connor Mc David, but I’m not M worse than Connor Mc David,” said agent number three. “It’s fair to say a single basketball player can have more of an impact on his team and season than any single hockey player, no matter how good he might be. But, for teams, putting the puzzle together just became more challenging. One thing a few different NHL executives agree on: Offer sheets are coming.
Do you have a 20-year-old who has won the Hart, the Pearson and the Art Ross?
He’s an outlier.’” Carey Price also surpassed the M mark (and will make M in the first two seasons of his extension), although that came as he approached unrestricted free agency.
It’s going to affect Erik Karlsson and Drew Doughty — who has two Stanley Cups of his own.
“Before Connor signed his contract, it wasn’t about individual trophies.
It was about Stanley Cups.” He pointed out that while Patrick Kane, Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Toews — the three previous players with average salaries at or above M — do possess some individual accolades, the major reason they broke that barrier was being a cornerstone of multiple championship teams.