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How Flames Matthew Tkachuk will be affected by William Nylanders deal

How Flames Matthew Tkachuk will be affected by William Nylanders deal
Published On: Tue, Dec 04
(EDITORS NOTE: caption correction) Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Matthew Tkachuk puts on a team jersey after being selected as the number six overall draft pick by the Calgary Flames in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew TkachukA is on the verge of becoming the highest-paid Calgary Flame of all time.

That much we know.

But there are very few other certainties we can draw from theA William NylanderA saga in terms of how it will affect Tkachuka€™s next deal. Nylandera€™s annual cap hit of $6.962 million was most certainly encouraging for the Flames right winger as it will be a mere starting point for Tkachuka€™s next deal.

Given the torrid start to his third season (29 points in 27 games) and the wide range of intangibles he brings, Tkachuk is destined to earn more than the six-year, $45-million deal Nylander just signed.

It means hea€™ll skyrocket ahead of the $6.75 million AAV that team salary leadersA Mark GiordanoA andA Johnny GaudreauA make. Hea€™ll also surpass the franchise-record $7 million Jarome Iginla pocketed annually here back in the day.

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