Eichel won’t make McDavid money, but what will a long-term extension cost Sabres?

Via: The Hockey News

‘So, where would that put Eichel? Well, with a $75-million cap for the coming campaign, Eichel’s deal would be worth $8.25 million per season, which seems like a fitting starting point for a new contract for Eichel. He hasn’t yet earned his way into 16 percent-plus category that McDavid has now created, but, given his ceiling, Eichel is certainly worth more than the roughly $6 million per season that many young players, such as Filip Forsberg or Sean Monahan, are inking on their second deals.’