McAvoy Signed- 3-years $4.9 AAV

Ale Xander

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Less than Werenski? Seriously?
What a steal.

Fantastic work, Don and Cam.
 

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Still an RFA when this deal is done. AAV in years 4+ is going to be a whole lot higher than if had signed a longer deal now but they were kind of boxed in by Backes. At least when he's up again Backes, Krejci and Rask deals will have run their course.
 

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Wow. What is the catch here? Seems too good

He gonna wanna get paid big in 3 years?
His QO after this deal expires is $7.3 million and he’ll have arbitration rights.

Great deal for the B’s in the short term. He’s set up to cash in big in 3 years.
 

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Wow. What is the catch here? Seems too good

He gonna wanna get paid big in 3 years?
Yes. He’s quoted as saying he wants to stay here long term. The reality of the Bruins cap situation is that they are hamstrung with Backes’ deal. In three years he will probably be their franchise defenseman, and the team will be in a position to pay him as such in 3 years.
 

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Wow. What is the catch here? Seems too good

He gonna wanna get paid big in 3 years?
Catch is years 4-8 will likely cost 2-3 million more when he signs his next contract than they would have if they signed him on an 8 year deal now

Hopefully, they can find a way to free up some cash so they can go long term with Carlo but I guess I expect a 2 year deal now
 

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Catch is years 4-8 will likely cost 2-3 million more when he signs his next contract than they would have if they signed him on an 8 year deal now

Hopefully, they can find a way to free up some cash so they can go long term with Carlo but I guess I expect a 2 year deal now
Yes, but they have very few cap commitments then (pasta and marchand) so they can plan for this as part of their team building strategy. The good news is they will pay too dollar for age 25-33.
 

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The 3 year deal also gives Sweeney more time to make sure that he is definitely the franchise defenseman they want to build around. If he plays as well as we all think he will, he will have more than earned the big money.
 

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Yeah, I'm not sure I can think of a way this could have turned out much better for either party.

Now get Carlo signed and go finish the job this year.