Connor McDavid’s new deal comes with high expectations

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By Mark Spector,, July 5, 2017 

EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers will have Connor McDavid in their lineup for the entirety of his prime, until age 29 at least, and they’ll pay him $100 million for that right.

What a problem to have.

Amid all the online hysteria of how the Edmonton Oilers would afford both McDavid and his No. 2, the yet-to-be-signed Leon Draisaitl, the numbers on McDavid’s contract extension came in a tad lower than expected, announced on Wednesday as such:

A nice, round U.S. $100 million over the maximum eight-year term that makes for an annual average value of $12.5 million, down from a reported $13.25 million that is said to be an accurate depiction of where negotiations were on the day it was reported.

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