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Chicago Blackhawks signed Collin Delia (3 Years / $1,000,000 AAV)

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Feb 11 at 9:12
#1
Collin Delia has signed a new contract with the Chicago Blackhawks.
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LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks
VALUE: $3,000,000
C.H.% : 1.26
SIGNING DATE: February 11, 2019
SOURCE: @FriedgeHNIC
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2019-20$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$400,000$750,000$1,150,000$1,150,000
2020-21$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$750,000$750,000$750,000
2021-22$1,000,000$1,000,000$0$0$1,100,000$1,100,000$1,100,000
TOTAL$3,000,000$3,000,000$0$400,000$2,600,000$3,000,000$3,000,000
Feb 11 at 9:20
#2
Joined: Jan 2018
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Three years seems like a lot for a guy who hasn't even played 20 NHL games.

Obviously it's a great deal if he's even a league average backup, but it seems silly is all.
Feb 11 at 9:33
#3
Lets go bolts!
Joined: Feb 2017
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Beats the mikko koskinen signing in terms of let's try something new
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Feb 11 at 10:26
#4
Dom6Yotes
Joined: Aug 2018
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feels like every single backup goalie is signing 3 year extensions
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Feb 11 at 10:26
#5
Oilers, Bruins, Jets
Joined: Jul 2018
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Great move by Bowman.
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Feb 11 at 10:39
#6
Joined: Nov 2018
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Absolute steal if he plays like he is now!
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Feb 11 at 11:28
#7
Komarov>Tavares
Joined: Oct 2016
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This boi showed up at the Coliseum and made 47 saves. He’s gonna be pretty good if he keeps this up
Feb 11 at 11:40
#8
exo2769
Joined: Jul 2015
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Stan the Man! his biggest fault was signing guys for too much. Chalk this up to 1 signing that's good for BOTH the Hawks and Delia. A kid making $3M (total) is a good signing for him too. At least guaranteed backup money. He's playing great and needs to develop more. This is how he does it. Again, great for both sides!
Feb 11 at 11:45
#9
OvisBabes
Joined: Jun 2018
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Quoting: Dszkoda6
feels like every single backup goalie is signing 3 year extensions


All GM's preparing for Seattle, teams are going to make some odd moves in the next three years that I bet most people are going to question, but in the end it's all a part of their "master plan" to prepare for Seattle and the expansion draft. Although some moves could end up backfiring. *Cough* Florida *Cough* Minnesota
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Feb 11 at 12:03
#10
Joined: Feb 2019
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This isn't a deal for Seattle, it's a cheap 1B option in case Crawford is done.
Feb 11 at 12:29
#11
Joined: May 2018
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That for a guy who may be our future starter? Absolutely amazing
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Feb 12 at 10:29
#12
Discord COL's GM
Joined: Mar 2018
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Solid deal.
Feb 12 at 10:52
#13
Martin Erat's Lawyer
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Quoting: ForsbergForVezina
That for a guy who may be our future starter? Absolutely amazing


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Feb 12 at 12:26
#14
Joined: Jul 2018
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Quoting: Claesson4Norris
Three years seems like a lot for a guy who hasn't even played 20 NHL games.

Obviously it's a great deal if he's even a league average backup, but it seems silly is all.


I agree that it feels weird, but at the end of the day, the extra years at $1M carry some very good potential upside, with almost no risk. You can burry up to $950k in the AHL, so if it doesn't pan out, he's on a one way deal where he gets too much cash, but he isn't hurting the cap.

If he is a better than average back up, or even a starter before the end, it's a ton of flexibility in the salary cap having only $1M committed to a goalie, so I like the deal overall.

It seems to be getting harder and harder to get good value deals on young players who are stars, so looking for ways to manage the future cap by spending cash without typing up a ton of cap space is going to become an important tool for a lot of GMs.

Finding guys who could be NHL calibre help going forward for $1M is ideal for cap strapped teams, so signing those guys who are probably happy to just have a 1-way deal for an extra couple of years is a great way to reward a good young player (even if he doesn't make it he gets paid significantly more than a 2-way deal), while potentially having an absolute steal on your roster if they develop well.
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Feb 12 at 4:27
#15
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Koskinen got 4 1/2 times as much AAV!!! And Delia's numbers are far superior despite playing on a team with numerous defensive holes. A+ for CHI...F- for EDM.
Feb 14 at 10:38
#16
Martin Erat's Lawyer
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Quoting: Brian2016
Koskinen got 4 1/2 times as much AAV!!! And Delia's numbers are far superior despite playing on a team with numerous defensive holes. A+ for CHI...F- for EDM.


Koskinen was also a UFA at the end of his current contract, so that's obviously going to drive up his price. Delia's new deal bought up only RFA years, so naturally it's a cheaper deal.
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Feb 14 at 12:10
#17
Joined: Dec 2017
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Quoting: DoctorBreakfast
Koskinen was also a UFA at the end of his current contract, so that's obviously going to drive up his price. Delia's new deal bought up only RFA years, so naturally it's a cheaper deal.


Crazy thing is, I actually believe in Koskinen. I think he's got top 10-12 potential if he had even a slightly below roster in front of him. Sometimes people get caught up in stats while ignoring the actual play. He's allowed some bad goals, but overall he's been decent enough. That being said, I'm still not sure why they had to pay him $4.5M AAV when they could've paid $3M or less.
 
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