The value of a salary isn't the same from one year to the next as the cap inflates. Let's compare Matt Duchene and Gabe Landeskog's recent extensions to the league based on the proportion of the cap they take up.
Duchene still rules, I <3 P.A. Parenteau, and the PK is awful and awesome: Up and down week for the Avs, falling 4-1 in Edmonton and 3-0 in Vancouver, then winning 6-3 in Calgary and 3-1 in a home rematch with the Oil.
Duchene rules, Mitchell's face, and small sample sizes: The Avs went 2-2-0 in their first week + a game of the season, falling 4-2 to the Wild, beating LA 3-1 and Columbus 4-0, then losing by the same score to San Jose.