Winnipeg Jets: Will Evander Kane Live Up to His Contract?

October 19th, 2012 by Anthony Capocci Leave a reply »
What does it mean to live up to a contract?

Does it vary by player? By team? By city? Or by a player's contract itself? While all those questions are relative, the closest answer would be to perform and produce at NHL standards for the type of salary you make.

With a new contract comes new expectations. These expectations are based off of the money a player makes and the production level of players making a similar salary.

The Winnipeg Jets' major move this offseason was re-signing top forward Evander Kane to a six-year contract worth a total of $31.5 million—that's a good $5.25 million per year. Compare that contract with other players of his caliber around the league and you will see that Kane is a very valued player.

The most critical element of a new contract is the price tag.

Kane is coming off of a solid 30-goal season and was due for a raise. Looking at the length and dollar amount of Kane's new contract, it's not far-fetched to give a player like Kane that type of deal.

The only thing that changes are revised expectations.

Kane is a solid goal scorer and can contribute in ...

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