Two years ago the Montreal Canadiens gave an offer sheet to Sebastian Aho and he ended up accepting the matching offer from the Carolina Hurricanes at a $8.45 million cap hit.
With the offseason dragging on and no deal signed for Andrei Svechnikov does a team come in and offer sheet Svechinikov to a similar contract Aho received?
James O’Brien of NBC Sports reports Svechnikov signing a four-year deal worth $6.75 million/year with the Hurricanes. O’Brien went on to say it might might sense for the Canes to offer a little more and extend the contract to eat up some of his UFA years.
A bridge deal might be the best option for Svechnikov as a long-term deal could be a risk if he does not blossom into the star many observers believe he will become.
If Svechnikov’s ceiling is a $7 million/year AVV contract, an offer sheet would have to start at $8 million to make the Hurricanes think if they want to match or not?