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Buffalo Sabres signed Sam Reinhart (2 Years / $3,650,000 AAV)

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Sep 19 at 11:43 AM
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Sam Reinhart has signed a new contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
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LENGTH: 2 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Buffalo Sabres
VALUE: $7,300,000
C.H.% : 4.59
SIGNING DATE: September 19, 2018
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2018-19$3,650,000$3,650,000$0$0$3,550,000$3,550,000$3,550,000
2019-20$3,650,000$3,650,000$0$0$3,750,000$3,750,000$3,750,000
TOTAL$7,300,000$7,300,000$0$0$7,300,000$7,300,000$7,300,000
Sep 19 at 11:46 AM
#2
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Solid deal. He can prove himself with this deal, he can show if he can keep up the production of the 2nd half of last season and at the end of the contract, he's still a RFA. Buffalo really seems to be on the way up. Hopefully at least, they have some nice players there.
Sep 19 at 11:47 AM
#3
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Good idea for all sides to give him a bridge contract. I don't think he's reached his full potential yet.
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Sep 19 at 12:07 PM
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Quoting: ProfessorFuzzymuffins
Good idea for all sides to give him a bridge contract. I don't think he's reached his full potential yet.


That being said, I think BUF blew this opportunity to lock him up for at ;least 5 years at a very reasonable rate. If he puts up 60+ points per season now, and he probably will while playing w/ Eichel, his next contract will be much more costly for BUF. He probably would've signed for 5 years at around the same amount.
Sep 19 at 12:22 PM
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Reinhart is widely considered one of the NHL's top breakout candidates for this season. He could very well finish the year w/ 30+G and 70+ points, especially playing on a line w/ Eichel and Skinner. BUF should've signed him long term. The talent is there and he's only 22. I expect a monster season from Reinhart and the rest of the Sabres top line.
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Sep 19 at 1:13 PM
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J.L.
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I really have no idea which one is better, Max Domi or Reinhart. What's interesting is that Domi has better career stats than Reinhart but somehow he got roughly half a million less per year.
Sep 19 at 1:27 PM
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Mind blown! Is that ever a team friendly deal.. wow!
Sep 19 at 2:37 PM
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Quoting: JelloPony
Mind blown! Is that ever a team friendly deal.. wow!


For two years.....
Sep 19 at 2:44 PM
#9
Sabres are elite
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Great player, low cost for two more years. Great signing
Sep 19 at 2:51 PM
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Quoting: JelloPony
Mind blown! Is that ever a team friendly deal.. wow!


Agreed. I figured for a 2 year deal he would have got 4.2 million a year
Sep 19 at 2:56 PM
#11
There can only be 1
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Quoting: JonJon
I really have no idea which one is better, Max Domi or Reinhart. What's interesting is that Domi has better career stats than Reinhart but somehow he got roughly half a million less per year.


There's no doubt that not only is Reinhart a better player, he also has scored more in the NHL. Without even diving into real stats.
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Sep 19 at 3:00 PM
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Quoting: drewjenks
For two years.....


Yes a bridge deal. I think they should have signed him long term for more money but who can blame them for wanting him to prove he’s worth a long term deal
Sep 19 at 3:25 PM
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Captain_Canada16
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Quoting: Brian2016
That being said, I think BUF blew this opportunity to lock him up for at ;least 5 years at a very reasonable rate. If he puts up 60+ points per season now, and he probably will while playing w/ Eichel, his next contract will be much more costly for BUF. He probably would've signed for 5 years at around the same amount.


He would not sign this salary for 5 years. Sam put up 50 points last year.... comparable to E.Kane's year (7 million).... this bridge deal is just a lead up to an Evander Kane contract that will be offered in front of Sam in 2020.
Sep 19 at 3:29 PM
#14
J.L.
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Quoting: JelloPony
Yes a bridge deal. I think they should have signed him long term for more money but who can blame them for wanting him to prove he’s worth a long term deal


What makes you think that the team wanted this?
Sep 19 at 3:31 PM
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Quoting: JonJon
What makes you think that the team wanted this?


REALLY? LOL.. the player isn't going to ask for a short term deal worth less money than he feels he's worth, that's why lol.
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Sep 19 at 3:59 PM
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Maple Leafs acolyte.
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Quoting: JelloPony
REALLY? LOL.. the player isn't going to ask for a short term deal worth less money than he feels he's worth, that's why lol.


"Yes, I would like to risk injury, give me two years, please!"
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Sep 19 at 4:10 PM
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Quoting: Captain_Canada16
He would not sign this salary for 5 years. Sam put up 50 points last year.... comparable to E.Kane's year (7 million).... this bridge deal is just a lead up to an Evander Kane contract that will be offered in front of Sam in 2020.


As a young player I think you have to look at the security of a long term contract, even if you believe that you'll be worth more in the near future. Look at the contract that Mark Scheifele signed: 8 years at $6.125M. Clearly he'd be worth at least $9M today. He was probably the MVP of the playoffs through the first 2 rounds last season. Similar deal w/ Gaudreau in CGY: He agreed to a six year deal for less money when he could've had a bridge deal. Had BUF offered 6 years @ $3.65M AAV I'm sure he'd have taken it in a heartbeat.
Sep 19 at 4:19 PM
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Quoting: DogDayBoiiiiiis
"Yes, I would like to risk injury, give me two years, please!"


Exactly. He'd have taken 5-6 years at the same AAV in a heartbeat. The security of a long term contract should not be overlooked. That being said, I still think BUF will regret this deal 2 years from now. Reinhart is in a prime situation to put up 60-70 points this season playing on a line w/ Eichel and Skinner and w/ Dahlin on the back end. Their PP could also be top 10 in the league. Let's ask George McPhee a year from now if he wished he'd locked up Wild Bill for 8 years at $6M AAV; He's gonna end up paying him $8M.
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Sep 19 at 4:33 PM
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Quoting: DogDayBoiiiiiis
"Yes, I would like to risk injury, give me two years, please!"


you made as much sense as the guy I was responding to. WTH does injury have to do with anything? He plays 2 years or 10 he could get her no matter what his contract is.
Sep 19 at 5:08 PM
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Quoting: Brian2016
Had BUF offered 6 years @ $3.65M AAV I'm sure he'd have taken it in a heartbeat.


I don't think so. They would have to offer closer to 5mil to get that deal done. You're right about security and all, but he's young and healthy; no reason to settle for a low ball offer like that when he is likely to be worth 2-3 times as much in a couple of seasons.
Sep 19 at 5:19 PM
#21
buffalofan
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Quoting: JelloPony
you made as much sense as the guy I was responding to. WTH does injury have to do with anything? He plays 2 years or 10 he could get her no matter what his contract is.


if you get a major injury your value drops ask Fabri in st louis about it
Sep 19 at 5:30 PM
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Quoting: jonnymc26
if you get a major injury your value drops ask Fabri in st louis about it


Yeah and if they sign him to 5 years for 6-7 mil and he doesn't score.. they've messed themselves up too and his value goes down anyway.
Sep 19 at 5:59 PM
#23
J.L.
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Quoting: Brian2016
Exactly. He'd have taken 5-6 years at the same AAV in a heartbeat. The security of a long term contract should not be overlooked. That being said, I still think BUF will regret this deal 2 years from now. Reinhart is in a prime situation to put up 60-70 points this season playing on a line w/ Eichel and Skinner and w/ Dahlin on the back end. Their PP could also be top 10 in the league. Let's ask George McPhee a year from now if he wished he'd locked up Wild Bill for 8 years at $6M AAV; He's gonna end up paying him $8M.


Same AAV? That's not true and you know it.
Sep 19 at 6:04 PM
#24
J.L.
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Quoting: DogDayBoiiiiiis
"Yes, I would like to risk injury, give me two years, please!"


Quoting: JelloPony
REALLY? LOL.. the player isn't going to ask for a short term deal worth less money than he feels he's worth, that's why lol.


So what you're saying is that players never bet on themselves? You don't think that it crossed Reinhart's mind that playing with Eichel and Skinner could help him have a career year(s) and make even more money?
Sep 19 at 7:25 PM
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Quoting: JonJon
So what you're saying is that players never bet on themselves? You don't think that it crossed Reinhart's mind that playing with Eichel and Skinner could help him have a career year(s) and make even more money?


Well ultimately that is what he chose yes because it was that or keeping holding out and have things get bad and the team trade him. He was holding out because he wanted the long term deal though obviously but yes if you wanna play the semantics game, yes ultimately he chose the contract.
 
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