The Edmonton Oilers signed Devan Dubnyk (3.5M cap hit per year) and Jeff Petry (1.75M cap hit per year) for two years. LOTS to talk about in these contracts.
The Oilogosphere has their experts and I await their reactions, but it seems to me these are as far apart as two contracts can be in terms of value and years purchased.
- The Dubnyk deal is an overpay of no small proportion. I would have thought $1.8M times two years would have been sufficient. I’m probably missing something, but this contract doesn’t buy much in the way of free agent years and doesn’t give Edmonton enough time to ensure he’s a true #1. Baffling.
- The Petry deal is very good, I’d guess $500k better than most would have thought it would be entering the process. Petry will still be RFA at the end of the deal, giving Edmonton two more years to watch him perform and (hopefully) stay healthy.
As an aside, Sam Gagner will be going to salary arbitration. I think this may bode well for the team, would hope for a multi-year deal.