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Montreal Canadiens signed Paul Byron (4 Years / $3,400,000 AAV)

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Sep 23 at 11:07 AM
#1
Paul Byron has signed a new contract with the Montreal Canadiens.
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LENGTH: 4 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Montreal Canadiens
VALUE: $13,600,000
C.H.% : 4.28
SIGNING DATE: September 23, 2018
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2019-20$3,400,000$3,400,000$0$0$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
2020-21$3,400,000$3,400,000$0$0$2,800,000$2,800,000$2,800,000
2021-22$3,400,000$3,400,000$0$0$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
2022-23$3,400,000$3,400,000$0$0$2,800,000$2,800,000$2,800,000
TOTAL$13,600,000$13,600,000$0$0$13,600,000$13,600,000$13,600,000
Sep 23 at 11:11 AM
#2
JC8989bruins
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Too much for ti-paul
Sep 23 at 11:16 AM
#3
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If he can play like he did in 16-17 or better for all 4 seasons of this contract this is a good signing
Sep 23 at 11:19 AM
#4
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Quoting: JC8989bruins
Too much for ti-paul


Don't forget that he was a 20 goal scorer for the past two seasons and he has the energy to surprise people once again.
He can slot into every trio imaginable. Maybe the term is too long, but to claim a player on waivers and to unlock his true potential is a work of genius (rare) by Marc Bergevin and the coaching staff.
He is the best kind of depth player imaginable. I'm sure lots of teams would love to have him.
Sep 23 at 11:40 AM
#5
Habs/Pens fan
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I love Paul Byron and his energy and his goal scoring. 4 is a year too long but he's just so fun to watch.
Sep 23 at 11:54 AM
#6
4th Line Centre
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I think this is a good signing for MTL. He's quick, can kill penalties, and has scored 20 in the past 2 years. Can also play all 3 forward positions.
Sep 23 at 12:01 PM
#7
Molson beer is meh
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I was expecting a $3mil AAV. the guy can play all forward positions, plays #1 PK unit, generates on average a couple breakaways a game, and is a consistent 20 goal scorer. 400k over my expectations is fine all things considered, doubt if ever there's a cap issue in MTL over the next 5 years, it won't be this contract.
Sep 23 at 12:12 PM
#8
MountRoyal514
Joined: May 2017
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Love the guy, good contract. Super fast, plays all 3 forward positions (even took some time as the #1 centre, although that was due to the injuries and poor play of his teammates), always a threat to score on the PK, and plays a robust game despite being the smallest guy on the ice. The cap for now keeps going up and Montreal has so far not been able to lure any big free agents to fill their abundant cap space, so might as well spend it on the best of their own.
Sep 23 at 12:16 PM
#9
HockeyWise
Joined: Nov 2017
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I absolutely love Paul Byron. He's a solid depth player. DEPTH PLAYER. He WAS underrated. We should of kept it that way. Should of tried to get him on a bargain. No more than 2-2.5 mil a year. You won't see any team win a cup with depth players paid almost 4m a year...
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Sep 23 at 12:19 PM
#10
CSickmann
Joined: Jun 2018
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I like Paul Byron and so do I like this contract. From Waiver pick up to very solid 20 goal scorer. Well done!
Sep 23 at 12:33 PM
#11
Joined: Apr 2017
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A solid move by Bergevin.

Wow. Writing that was harder than I thought it would be. The AAV for a 20+ goal scorer is spot on. He will only be 32 when the final year of the contract kicks in so I don’t have as much concern for the term, unlike others. While the Habs are “reloading” they have to keep some complimentary veteran pieces on hand to flesh out their Top-9. Gallagher & Byron make a solid foundation on which to build their forward ranks. (Their defence tho - that’s a whole other story).
Sep 23 at 12:57 PM
#12
BostonBeat97
Joined: Aug 2018
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Good contract for one of the few consistent scorers on the Habs.
Sep 23 at 1:15 PM
#13
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Meanwhile, Calgary is eating $1.5M until 2022 for Troy Brouwer.

Bergevin gets judged too much for the PK/Weber deal. His asset management is top notch.
Sep 23 at 1:36 PM
#14
Joined: May 2016
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Quoting: Hockeylover360
I love Paul Byron and his energy and his goal scoring. 4 is a year too long but he's just so fun to watch.


I agree 100%, the money is fine but I would’ve only given him two years
Sep 23 at 2:22 PM
#15
GoCanada
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Underrated speed in this forward. He is fast
Sep 23 at 2:25 PM
#16
KSIxSKULLS
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-Scores 20 goals a year
-Plays on the 3rd line
-Plays top PK Time
-Plays 2nd Line PP Time
-One of the fastest guys in the league
-Has looked like an absolute beast in the pre-season
-His contract will expire when our young guns need new contracts
-A guy who gives it his all 100% of the time and is a good mentor for the young guys
-Perfect Compliment player that can play anywhere

Underated by far!!!
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Sep 23 at 3:21 PM
#17
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I like Byron but I voted "No". I would have rather they continued with the youth movement and tried to cash in on Byron at the deadline.

He's a really good all-around player and the money and term is right if he stays healthy.
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Sep 23 at 3:30 PM
#18
KSIxSKULLS
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Quoting: Tickarski
I like Byron but I voted "No". I would have rather they continued with the youth movement and tried to cash in on Byron at the deadline.

He's a really good all-around player and the money and term is right if he stays healthy.


We need someone to mentor the young kids and Byron is one of them. Their are tons of guys who should go before Byron
Sep 24 at 2:57 AM
#19
mhockey91
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4 years (5 including this year) is far too long for a guy who was on waivers a couple seasons ago. not a fan of this deal at all. he had a career high 17.5% shooting percentage last year. habs wouldve been MUCH better off trading him at the deadline for a pair of picks. bad move
Sep 24 at 3:16 AM
#20
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Quoting: Sleeping0ut1992
If he can play like he did in 16-17 or better for all 4 seasons of this contract this is a good signing


He's already 29 years old, and most likely not getting any better (I typed younger at first). No way is Byron worth $3.4M AAV when he's 33-34 years old. For now, it's OK. I love the dollar amount, but for 3 years instead of 4.
Sep 24 at 3:18 AM
#21
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Quoting: mr_z
Meanwhile, Calgary is eating $1.5M until 2022 for Troy Brouwer.

Bergevin gets judged too much for the PK/Weber deal. His asset management is top notch.


Don't forget the Sergachev/Drouin deal. That one really stings...and will continue to sting as Sergachev becomes an elite Defenseman.
Sep 27 at 5:08 PM
#22
Joined: May 2017
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Quoting: Brian2016
Don't forget the Sergachev/Drouin deal. That one really stings...and will continue to sting as Sergachev becomes an elite Defenseman.


Hush up. If Bergevin would have traded the 9th overall pick for Drouin, people would be calling him a God.

What dman wouldn't look good on that roster behind Hedman & McDonagh!?!

Have some insight, kiddie.
Sep 27 at 6:07 PM
#23
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Quoting: mr_z
Hush up. If Bergevin would have traded the 9th overall pick for Drouin, people would be calling him a God.

What dman wouldn't look good on that roster behind Hedman & McDonagh!?!

Have some insight, kiddie.


He didn't trade the #9 pick for Drouin. Sergachev projected as a future Norris candidate at the time of the trade while Drouin, a 3 year pro at the time, had a career high of 53 points despite playing on one of the league's most elite offensive teams. There's no defending this trade. It's less defensible than the Subban/Weber trade. True #1 D's are a precious commodity in the NHL and they had 2 of them. Now they have zero and they're at the bottom of the league standings. Coincidence?
Sep 27 at 8:56 PM
#24
KSIxSKULLS
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Quoting: mhockey91
4 years (5 including this year) is far too long for a guy who was on waivers a couple seasons ago. not a fan of this deal at all. he had a career high 17.5% shooting percentage last year. habs wouldve been MUCH better off trading him at the deadline for a pair of picks. bad move


He is capable of 20 goals a year and is one of the faster skaters in the league, He can slot anywhere in the lineup and can play top PP and top PK time
Sep 28 at 10:59 AM
#25
Panthers GM V3
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This guy has been deserving this for awhile now. He is such a workhorse. Since getting claimed on waivers by MTL from CGY way back when he has really been solid defensively and offensively. Good signing!
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