The Edmonton Oilers announced this afternoon that Jordan Eberle has signed a 6-year, $36 million dollar deal. This is a very popular signing.
I had suggested previously that a 7-year, $38.5M deal ($5.5M per season)
We’ll have plenty of time in the next few days to talk about the signing, and of course the Oilogosphere will spend at least a week mulling it over. I have several initial reactions:
- The Oilers paid in full, based on one outstanding season. History tells us this is exactly the kind of contract that goes sideways.
- Oiler fans adore Jordan Eberle. He’s a wonderful story and represents real success in the draft and development department.
- Jordan Eberle will face competition for playing time and special team minutes. This could and likely will impact his boxcars.
- I like him plenty. Could you all do me a favor and not turn on him like rabid dogs the first time he doesn’t clock 75 points in a season?