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Tampa Bay Lightning signed Nikita Kucherov (8 Years / $9,500,000 AAV)

Was this a good signing?
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Jul 10, 2018 at 1:53
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I mean everyone complaining about the cap space saved by state tax .......look at the last 10 years and has any of those teams won a cup? its a minor advantage.....I imagine the beaches and the amazing life style would keep him there over 1-1.5 million $$$ esp when you're making 9.5m a year.yeah he signed for 1-1.5 less but realistically he wanted to stay there and thats why he did so.........if that really mattered Neal would be in Vegas
Jul 10, 2018 at 1:54
Hugh Hefner of CF
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Should not have got more than Stamkos.
Jul 10, 2018 at 1:59
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If wingers Evander Kane getting 7m X 7 and JVR getting 7m X 5, looks likes a good deal for Tampa....and Kucherov.
I really think these tax scenarios are really bogus. Highly paid players do not pay personal income tax rates on much of their salaries.
Jul 10, 2018 at 2:58
Below Market Value
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Quoting: Trickster
Should not have got more than Stamkos.

Why not? He's younger, has been better than Stamkos the last three seasons, and doesn't have the injury history Stamkos has.

Stamkos' deal is also below the current market value, since he signed it two years ago. The cap has gone up, as have player salaries so Kucherov was fully expected to make more than Stamkos, and deservedly so.
Jul 10, 2018 at 3:00
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Quoting: HockeyWise
This is a good deal but not a steal according to @dcc94
Jul 10, 2018 at 6:24
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Bargin...good signing. Will be super productive for many years.
Jul 10, 2018 at 10:03
Let's go Pens!
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I disagree of those who thinks that's a steal. But it's certainly a very good sign. Kucherov is one (maybe THE) of the most prolifics wingers of the league. He worths the contract he gots.
Jul 11, 2018 at 11:30
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Quoting: Trickster
Should not have got more than Stamkos.

He's better than Stamkos though
Jul 11, 2018 at 7:47
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Jul 11, 2018 at 11:14
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Julien. Brisebois.
Jul 12, 2018 at 11:27
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Tampa did a really good job of leveraging lack of state tax, as well as a want to build a winner in this deal. The deal is good, but what makes it a real steal is that they managed to get some savings on a bridge deal, and not get absolutely punished for it later. He took a 3 year bridge, became the highest scoring player at his position over that bridge, but came out of the deal without becoming the highest paid player at that position, even with the cap increasing quite a bit. This is a win for Tampa.
Jul 12, 2018 at 7:35
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He's one of the best players right now so this a good deal.
Aug 1, 2018 at 1:07
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Quoting: RocketGreaser
$9.5 is like $12.2M in Toronto/MTL/Ottawa... Cap should be adjusted for state/provincial taxes.

When they don't allow Canadian tire to attend F/A meetings, then maybe they could look at that.
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