Four More Years: Sharks Re-Sign Marleau, Pavelski To Four-Year Deals

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Sharks Blog: 'A Successful Day' For Doug Wilson

From Fear The Fin:

With the core locked up under contract, the attention now turns towards the compensation both Marleau and Pavelski received in these deals, and what that means for both the near and long-term future. We had previously slotted Pavelski in the $4.2-$4.5MM range after looking at some market comparables-- for him to sign a four year deal at $4.0MM flat is a great success for the organization, locking up one of the best young two-way centers in the game today until his 29th birthday. The penalty kill, powerplay, and even strength contributions Pavelski brings to the table are well worth that type of money.

Marleau's contract at $6.9MM is one that, at face value, seems to be on the high side when many were hoping for a long frontloaded deal that would extend to eight years at $5.0MM. But with Doug Wilson staunchly opposed to these types of contracts due to the fact that they violate the intended nature of the CBA, it's likely that this type of discussion was never on the table. It's hard to say Marleau isn't worth that type of money considering his all around prowess, and along with the 44 goals he scored this season, you're paying market value for a player who deserves to be compensated as such.

Read more at Fear The Fin.

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Four More Years: Sharks Re-Sign Marleau, Pavelski To Four-Year Deals

The unrestricted free agent market took a bit hit on Thursday morning as the San Jose Sharks re-signed Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski to new four-year deals. Here's the announcement from the team:

San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed Group III un-restricted free agent forward Patrick Marleau and Group II restricted free agent forward Joe Pavelski to four-year contracts. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deals was not disclosed.

"We are very pleased that Patty and Joe have committed to this organization now and in the future," said Wilson. "They expressed a strong belief in the direction this franchise is heading but also understand the challenges to keeping a talented group like ours together.

Bob McKenzie of TSN has those financial terms of the deal. San Jose is paying.

As per TSN's Gord Miller, Marleau's deal with SJ is 4 x $6.9M and Pavelski's is 4 x $4M.about 11:30 AM ET, Jun 24 via UberTwitter

 

They'll be sure to have reaction at our Sharks blog, Fear The Fin.

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