I think that AA's contract will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 1.2-3.5 million a year, depending on what his agent works out with Ken Holland. I could see it being anything from a one-year contract to a five-year contract, again depending on what the agent and the general manager work out.
These things are really straightforward and easy to predict, like the weather. Tomorrow's forecast? It could be rainy or possibly cloudy to sunny, depending on the weather. Two days ago, I predicted hot, warm or cold weather, and by golly, I was right on the money. I am on the money more often than most.
For instance, I used to tell all my friends about Sean Avery and how he was actually a really great guy. True story: in 2002 when Sean Avery was a super famous hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings, my wife and I veered off the road during a thunderstorm and popped our tire on the curb. Out of nowhere, a stranger pulled up and insisted on changing our tire in the rain while we stayed warm and dry in the car.
"And in typical Russian class the Russians leave the ice before paying their respect to the Canadian national anthem.... I don't even know of a Russian you would be speaking of that I have condemned because of his nationality." - TSQ