Well, the new Tampa Bay Lightning ownership, who seem intent on winning the battle for most media coverage this off-season, are set to join "The 10 Club" with their new deal for Prince Vince Lecavalier.
The 28-year-old franchise centre signed an 11-year, $85-million contract extension with the Lightning that will kick in for the 2009-2010 season and run through the 2019-2020 campaign.
Lecavalier will earn $10-million per season in salary and bonuses for the first six seasons of the deal, before dropping to $8.5-million in 2016-2017, $4-million in 2017-2018, $1.5-million in 2018-2019 and $1-million and 2019-2020
The Bolts were originally said to be looking at a 9-year deal for about the same overall amount, but appear to have added two years to ensure that Lecavalier will serve out his dying days with the club.
So, is this smart or stupid? Will the Lightning rue having Lecavalier tied up when his game enters a deep decline, or be happy that he'll be locked down as salaries start to escalate?