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14 minutes ago, Thorny said:

And people wanted to sign Hayes. 

This signing definitely hurts the FA market prices for teams. 7.14 X 7 yrs is what Bobby Mack is reporting now. That is...……………………………..wow, just wow, for Hayes?

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30 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

 

I don't think that's too bad money wise for a guy who is a little older than Risto and better defensively.

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Almost $3M a year more than Couturier. They really wanted Hayes.

Couturier contract is not up for a while but he would be worth $9M AAV in that comparison.

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The concern is that Hayes improved after AV was fired and Quinn took over as AV insisted on using him in a defensive role 

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6 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

The concern is that Hayes improved after AV was fired and Quinn took over as AV insisted on using him in a defensive role 

Apparently Hayes doesn't mind Vigneault's coaching 

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3 minutes ago, darksabre said:

Apparently Hayes doesn't mind Vigneault's coaching 

For 50 Million Dollars, I cannot say I blame him. 

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1 hour ago, darksabre said:

I don't think that's too bad money wise for a guy who is a little older than Risto and better defensively.

I agree with Brawndo that the fit with Vigneault might not be great, but otherwise yea, it's basically market value. In a market where Evander Kane is a $7M player, Skinner is a $9M player, it makes sense to me that a 2C slots in at around $7M. 

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6 minutes ago, TrueBlueGED said:

I agree with Brawndo that the fit with Vigneault might not be great, but otherwise yea, it's basically market value. In a market where Evander Kane is a $7M player, Skinner is a $9M player, it makes sense to me that a 2C slots in at around $7M. 

At least the second 2 are overpaid. But such is often the case with UFA deals, I suppose. 

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1 minute ago, Thorny said:

At least the second 2 are overpaid. 

Such is life in unrestricted free agency. 

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3 minutes ago, Thorny said:

At least the second 2 are overpaid. But such is often the case with UFA deals, I suppose. 

 

1 minute ago, TrueBlueGED said:

Such is life in unrestricted free agency. 

Weeeeird. 

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3 minutes ago, Ducky said:

50m for 7 years for Hayes?

Wow, just wow.

Right? Feel like I'm the only one that thinks that's a pretty big overpayment. He's cracked 50+ points twice in his 6 year career, and a brief glance shows his possession numbers aren't exactly Bergeron level. I don't get the love for this guy

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10 hours ago, TrueBlueGED said:

Such is life in unrestricted free agency. 

Why I like to stay clear of first tier free agents. Draft or trade but don't get into free agency frenzy.

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2 minutes ago, WildCard said:

Right? Feel like I'm the only one that thinks that's a pretty big overpayment. He's cracked 50+ points twice in his 6 year career, and a brief glance shows his possession numbers aren't exactly Bergeron level. I don't get the love for this guy

Player salaries getting out of control shortly before another contract?  Can you say strike/ lockout??

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16 minutes ago, WildCard said:

Right? Feel like I'm the only one that thinks that's a pretty big overpayment. He's cracked 50+ points twice in his 6 year career, and a brief glance shows his possession numbers aren't exactly Bergeron level. I don't get the love for this guy

Glad we’re not paying it, but I’m not surprised by this.

There is about $300 million in cap space out there to spend; supply and demand means the top guys are going to get overpaid.

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^

Good content on the Hayes signing.

I agree with those who are saying, in essence, "the money is a function of the position he will (be expected to) occupy on a team's roster."

Maybe as much as anything, this reflects the extent to which an NHL team wants/needs a 2C to be on a cost-controlled contract.

Muh-muh-muh-Mittlestadt?

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4 minutes ago, That Aud Smell said:

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Good content on the Hayes signing.

I agree with those who are saying, in essence, "the money is a function of the position he will (be expected to) occupy on a team's roster."

Maybe as much as anything, this reflects the extent to which an NHL team wants/needs a 2C to be on a cost-controlled contract.

Muh-muh-muh-Mittlestadt?

surprise wow GIF

 

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Just now, darksabre said:

Man, that's huge. I'm having a hard time believing that Perry just fell off a cliff so suddenly.

Injuries and he got slower

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1 minute ago, WildCard said:

Injuries and he got slower

He's certainly not worth the cap hit anymore, that's for sure.

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