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Calgary Flames signed James Neal (5 Years / $5,750,000 AAV)

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Jul 2, 2018 at 8:51
#1
James Neal has signed a new contract with the Calgary Flames.
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LENGTH: 5 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Calgary Flames
VALUE: $28,750,000
C.H.% : 7.23
SIGNING DATE: July 2, 2018
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2018-19$5,750,000$5,750,000$0$0$5,750,000$5,750,000$5,750,000
2019-20$5,750,000$5,750,000$0$0$5,750,000$5,750,000$5,750,000
2020-21$5,750,000$5,750,000$0$0$5,750,000$5,750,000$5,750,000
2021-22$5,750,000$5,750,000$0$0$5,750,000$5,750,000$5,750,000
2022-23$5,750,000$5,750,000$0$0$5,750,000$5,750,000$5,750,000
TOTAL$28,750,000$28,750,000$0$0$28,750,000$28,750,000$28,750,000
Jul 2, 2018 at 8:53
#2
Joined: Dec 2017
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Way too much term. The first couple years will probably be ok but after that, this is gonna be a rough one.
Jul 2, 2018 at 9:41
#3
Joined: Jun 2018
Posts: 38
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A bit of an overpay for a player who is likely to decline in production. (Can be said for all UFAs I guess) Calgary can be happy for 2 to 3 years though. Don't hate this move, it will improve the Flames. I think they have done some good things this off season. Better team next year.
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Jul 2, 2018 at 9:53
#4
Steve
Joined: Jul 2017
Posts: 196
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Too much term for the $$$, see Frans Nielsen
Jul 2, 2018 at 11:25
#5
Oui non grille-pain
Joined: Feb 2017
Posts: 5,338
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Not a good contract, but not a bad one, per se, as Neal will be 35 at the very end, and it's only five years. It looks much better compared to the seven year deal for Milan Lucic, the six year deal for Loui Eriksson, and the five year deal for then 32-year-old David Backes.
Jul 2, 2018 at 11:28
#6
MountRoyal514
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 398
Likes: 103
Its kind of the going rate for a FA like Neal though, no team would be able to sign him for under 5 million.
Jul 2, 2018 at 11:28
#7
V3 Florida GM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 2,160
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Short-term, this is good for Calgary. Long-term, probably won't be a great contract at the end.
Jul 2, 2018 at 11:33
#8
Habs/Pens fan
Joined: Oct 2017
Posts: 623
Likes: 139
This contract will age badly like most free agents' contracts but good short term.
Jul 2, 2018 at 3:52
#9
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 52
Likes: 31
5 years is a little long.
Jul 2, 2018 at 5:38
#10
Blind Guardian 4ever
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,376
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3 years and it'd be a good contract. I like canadians teams. So I hope it works at the end...
Jul 2, 2018 at 7:24
#11
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 11
Likes: 4
I Heard Vegas offered more but a shorter term. I know I would've picked Vegas over Calgary in a heart beat. Wyd James
Jul 2, 2018 at 7:35
#12
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 140
Likes: 29
This team needs to go into a full rebuild but seem to be following the Canuck's example. Nothing but bad seasons ahead for this franchise.
 
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