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Oilers lock up Jordan Eberle with six-year, $36M extension

Aug 30, 2012, 6:06 PM EST

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The Edmonton Oilers did indeed give Jordan Eberle a Taylor Hall-type deal today, wrapping him up with a six-year, $36 million contract extension.

(Hall’s contract calls for the same $6 million annual cap hit, but it includes an extra year and thus totals $42 million.)

Eberle is just 22 and is coming off a breakthrough 34-goal, 76 point season.

That total topped the Oilers in 2011-12, giving him fantastic leverage.

With Eberle and Hall locked up for the long-term (both still have a year left on their current, cheaper deals), the Oilers cemented the future for half of their four brightest young forwards.

The Oilers can begin negotiating with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on his second contract next summer and this year’s top overall pick Nail Yakupov in the summer of 2014.

Eberle and Hall represent the Oilers’ only long-term deals at this moment.

Aside from Shawn Horcoff and Yakupov being on the books until 2014-15, every other contract is set to expire in the next season or two.

  1. illadelphiasphinest - Aug 30, 2012 at 6:20 PM

    Is this Oilers Hockey Talk? Every day theres like 6 Oilers post. Breaking news- Yakupov takes a poop!!!

    • lordfletcher - Aug 30, 2012 at 6:56 PM

      it was Flyers before that… (my) Wild before that…. every team goes in cycles here… and I bet you they play the audience. More posts, more advertising dollars. yada yada yada

      To be fair, The Oilers have been making worthy headlines post stanley cup

    • kingfooj - Aug 30, 2012 at 7:09 PM

      be happy the head lines dont start with “shane” and end with “Doan”

    • beergold - Aug 31, 2012 at 6:53 AM

      Jees man what do you want, updates on the Laffs?

      This just in “Phil Kessel turns around and quickly walks the other way when he sees a toy poodle walking toward him. Explained Kessel, “I didn’t want to get hit!”

      or………”Brian Burke called in to Sportsnet just to say that he woke up this morning and had bacon and eggs for breakfast,…..then went back to bed for the day!” “Burke says… nothing to do today my Laffs…er sorry Leafs are Stanley Cup bound this season so nothing to do today might just as well go back to bed and dream of Tyler Seguin!”

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 30, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    Well they are hoping for the ‘buy low’ effect here. Both Eberle and Hall have mad potential.

    • lordfletcher - Aug 31, 2012 at 12:15 PM

      I don’t think they are buying “THAT” low. Seems like good contracts for both players, not team… well more Hall than Eberle. Hall hasn’t earned his deal yet. IMO

      • icelovinbrotha215 - Aug 31, 2012 at 6:04 PM

        My point exactly. If they reach their potential, these contracts will look like steals in a couple of years. Factor in inflation and the compounding interest in sports money, not far-fetched see my POV.

  3. williplett - Aug 31, 2012 at 2:58 AM

    One solid year with a terrible team nets a 22 year old six million a year for six years these days.

    This is why we are going to have a lockout.

    Does a guy who scores less than a point a game for a REALLY bad team deserve to earn six million dollars a year?

    Really?

    • beergold - Aug 31, 2012 at 9:04 AM

      yep!

  4. jaypot23 - Sep 1, 2012 at 1:04 AM

    I don’t want to admit it but @hockeyinsiderr had this deal on 8/19, terms too.

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