Would An 8 Year Extension For Matthews Cost $14million A Season?

Published January 30, 2019 at 12:45

From all accounts it seems that Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews could get his contract extension done before this year's trade deadline. We've heard various speculation on what the Leafs could sign Matthews for and if it's an eight year deal, it could cost the Leafs a lot of money. While appearing on TSN 1050 in Toronto, NHL insider Bob McKenzie explored the possibilities for Matthews and the Leafs. If the two were to settle on an eight year deal, McKenzie believes that Matthews would be looking at something between $13-$14million a season to hedge against the inflation of the salary cap in the coming years. That's why McKenzie believes it's more than likely the Leafs and Matthews come to an agreement on a five year deal around $11million a season or a six year deal worth around $12million. What do you think would be the best move for all parties. You can listen to the full radio segment by clicking here.

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