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Edmonton Oilers signed Ryan Strome (2 Years / $3,100,000 AAV)

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Jul 6 at 11:53 AM
#1
Ryan Strome has signed a new contract with the Edmonton Oilers.
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LENGTH: 2 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Edmonton Oilers
VALUE: $6,200,000
C.H.% : 3.90
SIGNING DATE: July 6, 2018
SOURCE: @CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2018-19$3,100,000$3,100,000$0$0$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000
2019-20$3,100,000$3,100,000$0$0$3,200,000$3,200,000$3,200,000
TOTAL$6,200,000$6,200,000$0$0$6,200,000$6,200,000$6,200,000
Jul 6 at 12:26 PM
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Overpaid IMO
Jul 6 at 12:31 PM
#3
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Quoting: Trickster
Overpaid IMO


Yes, but given the FA signings (looking at you Vancouver and Calgary...), it was pretty much guaranteed he was looking at something like this. Would have been nice to bring it down to 2.5-2.75, but this really isn't that bad for what he can bring to the team.
Jul 6 at 1:21 PM
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Simpleton
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On its own, I don't think Strome's contract is a terrible deal, I can't say I like it though. Like Kassian and Cagguila he appears to be over-paid by roughly $500K or so when compared to similar players on other rosters. However, each of those contracts expire after the 2020/21 season, which is probably a reasonable time-frame to allow Benson, Marody, Maksimov, and others to develop enough to seriously challenge for a permanent NHL roster spot. I can certainly see that it is reasonable to expect Strome and Kassian to have decent trade value before their contracts expire, Caggiula is a bit less certain in my mind.
Jul 6 at 1:25 PM
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Quoting: Trickster
Overpaid IMO



Same boxcars as Boone Jenner last year who signed for $3.75M - a contract that was considered a good signing by 14 of 18 polled respondents.
Jul 6 at 1:27 PM
#6
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Quoting: uphere
On its own, I don't think Strome's contract is a terrible deal, I can't say I like it though. Like Kassian and Cagguila he appears to be over-paid by roughly $500K or so when compared to similar players on other rosters. .


Not true. Please give examples.
Jul 6 at 1:44 PM
#7
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How come most everyone likes the Athanasiou and Jenner contracts but opinion on Strome is evenly split (5-5)?? Jenner and Strome play the same position and score at exactly the same rate, while AA is a winger who scores slightly less than the other two - although he is a year younger.
Jul 6 at 1:48 PM
#8
Simpleton
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Quoting: CD282
Not true. Please give examples.


Look for yourself, there's more to a player's contribution than the points they produce.
Jul 6 at 2:12 PM
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Quoting: uphere
Look for yourself, there's more to a player's contribution than the points they produce.


You made the statement, now justify it. I already gave two examples in my post above.
Jul 6 at 7:10 PM
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Simpleton
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I don't think your post is any more, or less, valid than mine. We are both spouting uneducated opinions on a fan blog.

If you consider what $3,100,000 can buy in the NHL, consider Brendan Gallagher is a left wing who is from Edmonton and far out-produces Strome at $100,000/year less salary and without the benefit of having McDavid and Draisaitl shelter him from the opposition's top defenders. He also provides grit and character that Strome simply doesn't bring to the game. Perhaps being a right-handed centre makes up for the difference in pay.

I appreciate that the Oilers are not going to have an opportunity to acquire a guy like Gallagher for that price, and perhaps giving Strome just a bit more than the league required minimum offer compensates for the short term of the contract. Maybe he'll earn that money next season.
Jul 6 at 9:46 PM
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MountRoyal514
Joined: May 2017
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Quoting: CD282
How come most everyone likes the Athanasiou and Jenner contracts but opinion on Strome is evenly split (5-5)?? Jenner and Strome play the same position and score at exactly the same rate, while AA is a winger who scores slightly less than the other two - although he is a year younger.


My guess is that despite similar careers among them, Strome had a higher draft profile and many expected him to greatly exceed what he has become. It may be unfair to him since he is not an awful player, but nor is he that amazing, so he is judged more harshly on perception. I personally think he is overpaid but only very slightly, and it fits the market more or less.
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Jul 7 at 1:22 PM
#12
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Quoting: uphere
I don't think your post is any more, or less, valid than mine. We are both spouting uneducated opinions on a fan blog.

If you consider what $3,100,000 can buy in the NHL, consider Brendan Gallagher is a left wing who is from Edmonton and far out-produces Strome at $100,000/year less salary and without the benefit of having McDavid and Draisaitl shelter him from the opposition's top defenders. He also provides grit and character that Strome simply doesn't bring to the game. Perhaps being a right-handed centre makes up for the difference in pay.

I appreciate that the Oilers are not going to have an opportunity to acquire a guy like Gallagher for that price, and perhaps giving Strome just a bit more than the league required minimum offer compensates for the short term of the contract. Maybe he'll earn that money next season.


Gallagher makes $3.75M, and was signed four years ago and doesn't play center. He's not comparable at all.
 
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