July NHL News - Free Agency

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7 years $12 million AAV for Panarin.

Anytime you can lock up a guy with 24 goals in 195 games for 5-6 years you have to do it.
 

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Think he was talking about Tanev.

Veritas mentioned it as a joke, but I truly wonder if Pittsburgh thought they were getting Chris.

Tanev owes his agent more than most players... got him a 1-year deal as a UDFA for Winnipeg's stretch run in '16-'17, getting him RFA status immediately, and now is set for life after three more unremarkable years
 

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That's a pretty creative win-win deal for Meier and the Sharks. Doug Wilson has been the best GM in the league for the past couple years
 

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No word on Jake Gardiner yet. Would be really intriguing as a potential Krug replacement if they could get him at reasonable money. I feel like the Toronto media/fanbase hurt his reputation, but he's a really good player.
 

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I get why you pay Panarin that kind of money, but I don't get why the Rangers do it. I guess they have all those terrible contracts ending in 2 years and a great prospect group so they can absorb it, but he doesnt feel like he fits the window. They can't sign their RFAs without moving Kreider and Namestnikov now.
 

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Cheaper alternative to Acciari on line 4 I guess. Zero offensive upside but won't kill them in the d-zone / penalty killing. Easily buried.
 

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No word on Jake Gardiner yet. Would be really intriguing as a potential Krug replacement if they could get him at reasonable money. I feel like the Toronto media/fanbase hurt his reputation, but he's a really good player.
Timing won't line up but I'd definitely take him on the Bruins. He was absolutely unsuited to his role as a sorta #1 defender, but using him as a 2/3 pair guy and PP specialist might be a lot better.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Felger say the Bruins should save money by trading Tuukka and signing Bob?
 

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Habs signed Aho to an offer sheet I think

$8.45 AAV, should be an instant match

Edit: I don’t think Aho signed it, Habs are just announcing they offered it. Confusing.
 

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Weird the Habs are announcing it if it hasn't been signed. Guess Bergevin just likes flexing.

There's historically actually been a bunch of offer sheets offered but never signed and never made public. Contrary to the popular "no one ever offers offer sheets" bitching.
 

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Breakdown of Aho offer sheet: $11.3M SB plus 700k salary in Year 1; $9.87M SB plus 700k salary in Year 2; $6.95 SB plus 750k salary in Year 3; $5.25 SB plus $750k in each of Year 4 and Year 5