He's not McDavid. But if McDavid is $13+ you don't think Jack is worth $9, $9.5?
If Kane is worth $10.5 and Crosby is worth $8.7, is Jack worth $9.5?
If Tarasenko is worth $7.5 and Gaudreau $6.75 and Barkov $5.9, is Jack worth $9.5?
I think there is a real willingness to pay him as the player we want him to be, rather than who he is, or what the market rate is.
$9.5 ties him with Malkin for the fifth-highest paid player in the league.
Really, what's he done to deserve that?