Unforced Errors 52: Connor's Cap Crunch

Today reports broke that indicated Connor McDavid and the Oilers were approaching a landmark 8 year $13.25M contract agreement. And of course, immediately the internet broke. 

Is it too much to give to one player? Have the Oilers crippled themselves before they ever even sign it? What does it mean for the Leafs & Sabres? And why does everyone believe the best players in the world should take less just to clean up the mess of their management?

Don't worry. I'll answer all this for you.