Wilson Still Without a New Contract
The Ducks have clinched a playoff spot, but how much longer until they clinch a new contract for Coach Ron Wilson?
Wilson is signed only through the end of the season, and not getting a deal done before the playoffs could cost the Ducks, especially if the team makes an impressive run.
Both sides say there’s no urgency to the negotiations, but the promised extension is nearly a year overdue and Wilson’s price is probably getting higher.
He’ll make $350,000 this season, but a good postseason performance would raise his stock considerably. If the Ducks don’t take care of it now, he could essentially be a free agent this summer, and they conceivably could have to outbid other teams to sign him.