yeah because signing a rookie sensation to a 15 year static contract is the same as signing a proven #1 elite goalie to a structured front loaded 12 year contract.
Rookie sensation? You do realize they gave DiPietro this contract in his 5th year, right? The first few years of his career he went 3-15, 2-5, 23-18 and 30-24-5 respectively...then the year he played following signing the contract he was just a little bit better at 32-19-9...his best season by a mile...but I want whatever Wang and Snow were puffing on when they decided giving this guy a 15-year contract made even the least bit of sense...especially after the contract they gave Yashin the year prior. Structure has zero to do with why I compared the contracts. It's length..and as I said..long term contracts are a bad idea, for any player...and I've always felt that way, regardless of who the player is.