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Pittsburgh Penguins signed Casey DeSmith (3 Years / $1,250,000 AAV)

Was this a good signing?
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Fri at 2:05 pm
#1
Casey DeSmith has signed a new contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Pittsburgh Penguins
VALUE: $3,750,000
C.H.% : 1.57
SIGNING DATE: January 11, 2019
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2019-20$1,250,000$1,250,000$0$0$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
2020-21$1,250,000$1,250,000$0$0$1,250,000$1,250,000$1,250,000
2021-22$1,250,000$1,250,000$0$0$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
TOTAL$3,750,000$3,750,000$0$0$3,750,000$3,750,000$3,750,000
Fri at 2:09 pm
#2
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Edited Fri at 6:19 pm
WOW! DeSmith just signed away a lot of money. Could have easily seen Hutton size contract for him in FA
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Fri at 2:16 pm
#3
Habs/Pens fan
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Well, I don't have much too worry now. Great signing.
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Fri at 2:36 pm
#4
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Quoting: Bluetomorrow83
WOW! DeSmith just signed away a lot of money he would have made in FA. Could have easily seen Hutton size contract for him


Probably not, considering the quantity of goalies heading to free agency this offseason. Still though, I'm surprised he didn't at least test the waters.
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Fri at 2:40 pm
#5
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5 STARS! In my threads, i signed him to the Dell contract of 1.9 millionm and i thought that may have been a bit low. So this is obviously quite team friendy. Great for the team
Fri at 2:47 pm
#6
Retired V2 & V3 GM
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Solid signing for Pittsburgh!! Strong backup option for us!
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Fri at 2:47 pm
#7
Caps fan idk why
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Great signing. He’s very reliable. Hate the penguins ha but This is a steal for a guy who looks like he could start for most nhl teams on most nights
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Fri at 2:50 pm
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Quoting: ProfessorFuzzymuffins
Probably not, considering the quantity of goalies heading to free agency this offseason. Still though, I'm surprised he didn't at least test the waters.


All these quality goalies with worse SV% then him? Could sign 4 goalies together with 920+ for cheaper then Bob who is at 906 and probably 2-3 for cheaper then Varlamov who is 908. Telling you he left a lot of money on the table if Koskinen gets 1 year 2.5M with Oilers with no NHL numbers then DeSmith can get that easily with his 926 sv%
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Fri at 2:59 pm
#9
Go Jets Go!
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VERY shocked he signed for what seems like a very low amount. Awesome signing for Pittsburgh.
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Fri at 4:50 pm
#10
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Who voted no in the poll?!?!? What a ****ing idiot.
Fri at 5:29 pm
#11
mhockey91
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Quoting: drew1871
Who voted no in the poll?!?!? What a ****ing idiot.


A Pittsburgh hater haha
Fri at 5:29 pm
#12
mhockey91
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Quoting: Bluetomorrow83
WOW! DeSmith just signed away a lot of money he would have made in FA. Could have easily seen Hutton size contract for him


He reminds me a lot of Hutton
Fri at 7:06 pm
#13
hockeyhr
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No, this was not a good signing for DeSmith. You cant look at everything from the teams perspective. From players perspective this could turn out to be demoralizing. I think he deserved more, cause he is actually good solid goalie with a lot of space for improvement.
Fri at 7:08 pm
#14
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Steal of the century for Jim Rutherford in PIT! CAR or EDM (among others) would've paid big for this guy.
Fri at 7:10 pm
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Quoting: niong108
No, this was not a good signing for DeSmith. You cant look at everything from the teams perspective. From players perspective this could turn out to be demoralizing. I think he deserved more, cause he is actually good solid goalie with a lot of space for improvement.


He should've signed a 1 year contract. I realize that all young players want security, but there's a risk/reward factor to all negotiations.
Fri at 7:11 pm
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Quoting: Capitalfail67
Great signing. He’s very reliable. Hate the penguins ha but This is a steal for a guy who looks like he could start for most nhl teams on most nights


Just think about where PIT would be w/o DeSmith during the first 2 months of the season when Murray couldn't stop a beach ball.
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Fri at 7:31 pm
#17
GM67
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Absolute TERRIFIC signing by Pittsburgh and their management! We lock down two high level NHL goalies for multiple KEY years while having a Grand Total of 5 million dollars being used in between the pipes. When you look at contracts like Price and Lundqvist etc this Pens Duo and Contract Duo blows off the roof in terms of great contracts. The timing of JR has been exceptional. Congratulations to Casey DeSmith because he has completely earned it in every way!!! Welcome to Pittsburgh for three years Casey D!!!
Fri at 7:52 pm
#18
Caps fan idk why
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Quoting: Brian2016
Just think about where PIT would be w/o DeSmith during the first 2 months of the season when Murray couldn't stop a beach ball.


That’s why this is a great signing. They secured a solid 1 2 punch in net for a amazing price. They have two great goalies for the price of one.
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Sat at 12:08 am
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Quoting: drew1871
Who voted no in the poll?!?!? What a ****ing idiot.


A member of Tristan Jarry’s family? Because he got screwed with this signing lol
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Sat at 4:22 am
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Quoting: Capitalfail67
That’s why this is a great signing. They secured a solid 1 2 punch in net for a amazing price. They have two great goalies for the price of one.


All I can think about right now is that someone is going to offer Bob 7 years @ $8M+. I guess they won't learn their lesson from the Price contract. PIT was very smart here. I realize that PIT is better defensively than MTL, but seriously! Where do you think Price will be in 4-5 years? Where will Bob be when he's 36? Way too risky if you ask me. Draft and develop people. WASH, PIT, LAK, CHI, etc...
Sat at 5:49 am
#21
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Quoting: mhockey91
A Pittsburgh hater haha


I’m a Pittsburgh hater and I can’t even. This is a damn fine deal for the pens.
Sat at 9:03 am
#22
Blind Guardian 4ever
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Quoting: Bluetomorrow83
WOW! DeSmith just signed away a lot of money. Could have easily seen Hutton size contract for him in FA


When you play for a winning franchise like Pens, many players care less for the money and more for winning Cups. He's not the first to do that and won't be the last in Sid's era.
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Sat at 11:01 am
#23
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Quoting: drew1871
Who voted no in the poll?!?!? What a ****ing idiot.


Update: 5 ****ing idiots.
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Sat at 12:29 pm
#24
mhockey91
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Quoting: Brian2016
All I can think about right now is that someone is going to offer Bob 7 years @ $8M+. I guess they won't learn their lesson from the Price contract. PIT was very smart here. I realize that PIT is better defensively than MTL, but seriously! Where do you think Price will be in 4-5 years? Where will Bob be when he's 36? Way too risky if you ask me. Draft and develop people. WASH, PIT, LAK, CHI, etc...


Goaltending is the most unpredictable position. Idk why teams spend big, long money on goalies over 30
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Sat at 1:21 pm
#25
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Quoting: mhockey91
Goaltending is the most unpredictable position. Idk why teams spend big, long money on goalies over 30


Most of my favourite goalies though have always been consistent. But I agree that it can be very unpredictable.

And another thing is that it seems like rookies aren't allowed to have cold streaks nowadays or they're busts even when a lot of them usually have limited play time. If a veteran like Lundqvist was on a cold streak nobody would bat an eye and just think he'll recover from this cold streak. But when a rookie does it, people go crazy and give up on them.
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