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Washington Capitals signed Nick Jensen (4 Years / $2,500,000 AAV)

Was this a good signing?
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Feb 22 at 5:03
#1
Nick Jensen has signed a new contract with the Washington Capitals.
STANDARD CONTRACT
COMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 4 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Washington CapitalsWashington Capitals
VALUE: $10,000,000
C.H.% : 3.14
SIGNING DATE: February 22, 2019
SOURCE: @Capitals
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2019-20$2,500,000$2,500,000$0$500,000$2,500,000$3,000,000$3,000,000
2020-21$2,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
2021-22$2,500,000$2,500,000$0$500,000$2,500,000$3,000,000$3,000,000
2022-23$2,500,000$2,500,000$0$0$2,000,000$2,000,000$2,000,000
TOTAL$10,000,000$10,000,000$0$1,000,000$9,000,000$10,000,000$10,000,000
Feb 22 at 5:04
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Oui non grille-pain
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It's a very solid contract in a vacuum. Kempny-Jensen is a cheap, reliable middle pairing. But there was no reason to do it this early, as Jensen might not be a great fit with the Caps.

I'm gonna vote no because of the risk it poses to extend him right now, but if Jensen has good chemistry with the Caps, it'll definitely become a yes vote.
Feb 22 at 5:08
#3
Sensible Commentary
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Quoting: Icegirl
It's a very solid contract in a vacuum. Kempny-Jensen is a cheap, reliable middle pairing. But there was no reason to do it this early, as Jensen might not be a great fit with the Caps.

I'm gonna vote no because of the risk it poses to extend him right now, but if Jensen has good chemistry with the Caps, it'll definitely become a yes vote.
yeah, personally found it a bid odd that they did the Kempny thing (i.e. extending him) straight away with Jensen. but he's a right-shot, and the Capitals don't look like they have any other prospects ready for the big show (maybe Jonas Siegenthaler).
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Feb 22 at 5:38
#4
GM67
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Very Smart (Cheap) signing for a guy who has proven to be NHL worthy and he is a right-handed shooting defensemen who can move the puck and play on the penalty kill. Can play big minutes and he has a drive to win. Caps were very smart to sign him quickly and now they have locked in another cheap priced Defensemen.
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Feb 22 at 5:47
#5
TOR GM v4
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Smart and cheap signing, but "too soon" comes to mind for this one.

Voting yes for value and term for the Caps regardless, but why not wait a minimum 5 games in before locking the deal up?
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Feb 22 at 5:51
#6
Caps fan idk why
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Quoting: DragonRaptorHybrid
yeah, personally found it a bid odd that they did the Kempny thing (i.e. extending him) straight away with Jensen. but he's a right-shot, and the Capitals don't look like they have any other prospects ready for the big show (maybe Jonas Siegenthaler).


Priskie or hobbs might be able to slot in there but I imagine this is bc they are going to move nisk in the offseason
Feb 22 at 5:55
#7
Oilers, Bruins, Jets
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Trade ‘em, sign ‘em. That’s good hockey.
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Feb 22 at 6:26
#8
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Kempny-Carlson
Orlov-Jensen
Djoos-Niskanen


Three balanced pairs that can move the puck and defend. I think it’s time to break up Orlov and Niskanen, as they’ve both been having bad years. We can roll with this, or if Jensen proves to be really good for us, trade Niskanen and free up cap space. It’s a good day to be a Caps fan
Feb 22 at 11:14
#9
Caps fan idk why
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Quoting: krakowitz
Kempny-Carlson
Orlov-Jensen
Djoos-Niskanen


Three balanced pairs that can move the puck and defend. I think it’s time to break up Orlov and Niskanen, as they’ve both been having bad years. We can roll with this, or if Jensen proves to be really good for us, trade Niskanen and free up cap space. It’s a good day to be a Caps fan


Few sources said that he agreed to sign an extension before being traded. So adding Bowey makes more sense now
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Feb 22 at 11:38
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Quoting: ConnorMcHellebucyk
Trade ‘em, sign ‘em. That’s good hockey.


That's my name!
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Feb 23 at 12:07
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Quoting: Icegirl
It's a very solid contract in a vacuum. Kempny-Jensen is a cheap, reliable middle pairing. But there was no reason to do it this early, as Jensen might not be a great fit with the Caps.

I'm gonna vote no because of the risk it poses to extend him right now, but if Jensen has good chemistry with the Caps, it'll definitely become a yes vote.


Didn't the Caps wait to extend Kempny until after the Cup? Maybe they think Jensen's value will only rise now that he's playing w/ a better team. No way Kempny was worth $21.5M AAV before the playoffs last season. That's my reasoning. The term and dollar amount are actually identical now that I look at it. LOL.
Feb 23 at 12:32
#12
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Quoting: Capitalfail67
Few sources said that he agreed to sign an extension before being traded. So adding Bowey makes more sense now


He definitely was. No way they came to the agreement that quickly. 4 and a half seasons of Jensen locked up at a good rate is definitely worth that price
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Feb 23 at 7:46
#13
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Quoting: draft_em_sign_em_trade_em
That's my name!


lol I literally had no idea
Apr 21 at 5:24
#14
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There is two main reasons why the Jensen contract does not make since one.

1. One less spot to allow and give opportunities, to Caps prospects such as Siegenthaler, Alexeyev, Hobbs, and Johansen. The Caps to six-d is basically set for the next three years

Carlson-Kempeny
Orlov-Niskanen
Djoos-Jensen

No room for prospects.

2. We know have limited money to sign Vrana and Djoos long term.
 
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