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Marc Savard Signed Seven Year Extension With Boston; Cap $4.007


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While old news to some extent, it has yet to be reported here and I am curious of the thoughts primarily upon the absolute beauty of a contract Savard agreed to. Speaking of which, the break down is as such: $7, $7, $6.5, $5, $1.5, $0.525, $0.525

It is blatantly apparent the likelihood of Savard playing the entirety of this contract is slim given he will be thirty nine years of age by its conclusion and with a horrendously diminished salary, retirement is seeming inevitable, excluding age not factoring his abilities as significantly. I must commend Boston after having overpaid for Lucic and arguably Thomas, this deal is phenomenal, although I imagine will draw ire from the league in similarity to the Hossa, Luongo and Pronger contracts.

So at least four more years of Savard/Boston against us, thoughts? :P

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Interesting, I thought league minimum was over $650k ?

Great deal for Boston. A truly underrated player & I myself will eat crow - when boston signed him I really thought they messed up - i honestly thought his numbers had been padded playing alongside Kovalchuk, but I was obviously wrong.

Total opposite to the aforementioned Lucic and Thomas deals thats for sure.

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It is blatantly apparent the likelihood of Savard playing the entirety of this contract is slim given he will be thirty nine years of age by its conclusion and with a horrendously diminished salary, retirement is seeming inevitable, excluding age not factoring his abilities as significantly. I must commend Boston after having overpaid for Lucic and arguably Thomas, this deal is phenomenal, although I imagine will draw ire from the league in similarity to the Hossa, Luongo and Pronger contracts.

Ya, and even if he does refuse to retire (in which case he'd still have that cap hit at 39), Boston always has the option of sending him to the minors, in which case his cap hit is gone and the actual salary he makes is the very low per season salary. This could change in the next CBA though.

And ya, this is another contract that exploits a major loophole I seriously hope they fix in the next CBA. Pronger is different though, because he is over 35 when the deal commences, it doesn't exploit the same loophole (although rumour is Philli thought it would but they messed up, they have a brutal contract on their hands now).

Interesting, I thought league minimum was over $650k ?

I think it's 500k, that's all Chipchura was making.

It's just that not many players actually make league minimum. I'm not exactly sure how it is 5th round draft picks have enough leverage to get more on their first deal, but somehow they do.

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Looking at that deal, we should've done the same thing with Kovalev and Koivu.

6 year deals, front-loaded, last 3 years at the league minimum. Cap hit of about 2M / 3M per year.

Pretty sure they were both too old for this type of deal. That and I dont think Gainey would have brought back koivu even for the league minimum - it wasnt about money, it was about clearing house in his mind i think.

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I think it's 500k, that's all Chipchura was making.

It's just that not many players actually make league minimum. I'm not exactly sure how it is 5th round draft picks have enough leverage to get more on their first deal, but somehow they do.

Well I guess if depends if their first deal you mean the entry level they sign right off the Draft or the one afterwards, because after the Entry level one there is a minimum raise they need.

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Pretty sure they were both too old for this type of deal. That and I dont think Gainey would have brought back koivu even for the league minimum - it wasnt about money, it was about clearing house in his mind i think.

Kovalev was too hold however Koivu is thirty four, thus we could have signed him to a lengthily contract, albeit I cannot see him lasting much longer unfortunately.

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Kovalev was too hold however Koivu is thirty four, thus we could have signed him to a lengthily contract, albeit I cannot see him lasting much longer unfortunately.

Gainey did the right thing with Koivu, and the wrong thing with KOVY.

I say we sign Patches for 15 years at 3MM for the first 10 and .5MM for the next 5

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Gainey did the right thing with Koivu, and the wrong thing with KOVY.

I say we sign Patches for 15 years at 3MM for the first 10 and .5MM for the next 5

Simply going by stats, Gainey has actually done the right thing in both cases. Kovalev's contract looks ugly if he doesn't start to produce soon and although I still miss Koivu on some nights, I'm happy we don't have to deal with that issue.

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