Friday, September 19, 2008

Pominville Signs Contract Extension

Jason Pominville signed a five year, $26.5 million extension yesterday that would take him through the 2014 season.

Looking at the deal from the players standpoint, he ends up making out in the end. He gets to play with a core group of players that will be with the Sabres for a few years, this core being the same group that he matured with in Rochester. He also gets paid handsomely with approximately five million a year.

From the Sabres standpoint this is a win as well. The Sabres will find that this contract will be on the cheap for them in the next few years, plus they wrap up their potential captain and make him feel like an integral part of the team.

This team is probably going to be competitive for a few years with most of the core of the team having playoff experience and having the desire to want to bring Buffalo its first Cup ever. The core is there and so is the talent depth coming through the system. With some more experience, this team will be back to the prominance they had in 2005 and 2006.

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