Five years, $43.5 million.
Kinda sets the market, doesn't it?
Oh, and lets get one thing straight - Sid's "hometown discount" of just over a million dollars per year is negligible and he is only giving up one year of unrestricted free agency rather than signing an "I want to be a Penguin for my entire career" contract. But I'm sure he'll be hailed for not squeezing every last nickel out of the team. He is, after all, the Golden Boy.
Update: As a point of reference, that $1.36 million per year that Sid left on the table is the same amount for which the Habs just signed Tom Kostopoulus to a one-year deal.
Update: Allan Muir chimes in with similar points.