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New York Islanders signed Anders Lee (7 Years / $7,000,000 AAV)

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Jul 1, 2019 at 4:35
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Anders Lee has signed a new contract with the New York Islanders.
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LENGTH: 7 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: New York IslandersNew York Islanders
VALUE: $49,000,000
C.H.% : 8.59
SIGNING DATE: July 1, 2019
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2019-20NTC$7,000,000$7,000,000$0$3,000,000$6,000,000$9,000,000$9,000,000
2020-21NTC$7,000,000$7,000,000$0$0$5,850,000$5,850,000$5,850,000
2021-22NTC$7,000,000$7,000,000$0$0$9,000,000$9,000,000$9,000,000
2022-23NTC$7,000,000$7,000,000$0$0$5,850,000$5,850,000$5,850,000
2023-24NTC$7,000,000$7,000,000$0$0$8,950,000$8,950,000$8,950,000
2024-25M-NTC$7,000,000$7,000,000$0$0$5,850,000$5,850,000$5,850,000
2025-26M-NTC$7,000,000$7,000,000$0$0$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
TOTAL$49,000,000$49,000,000$0$3,000,000$46,000,000$49,000,000$49,000,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: Player submits a 15 team no trade list.
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly
Jul 1, 2019 at 4:36
#2
DAL losing streak 9
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Well that was important as heck.
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Jul 1, 2019 at 4:37
#3
TheWolfe
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Glad to see they didn't lose everyone
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Jul 1, 2019 at 4:38
#4
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I just heard that big sigh of relief from LI about 40 miles east from me lol.
Jul 1, 2019 at 4:38
#5
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well onto varlamov
Jul 1, 2019 at 4:39
#6
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7M is a bit high but I'd say it's fair overall.
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Jul 1, 2019 at 4:39
#7
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But I'm a little surprised he didn't leave. You'd think there would've been a couple other teams willing to pay $7M, right?
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Jul 1, 2019 at 4:45
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J.L.
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Quoting: Brian2016
But I'm a little surprised he didn't leave. You'd think there would've been a couple other teams willing to pay $7M, right?


Well, it seems that NYI isn't as bad as an organization as it was a short while ago.
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Jul 1, 2019 at 4:46
#9
HonestHockeyNYI
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So he's staying put; Good.
Jul 1, 2019 at 4:47
#10
Hugh Hefner of CF
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Too much term I think, time will tell
Jul 1, 2019 at 4:48
#11
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Quoting: JonJon
Well, it seems that NYI isn't as bad as an organization as it was a short while ago.


As in like 1 year ago when Tavares left LOL? I actually think this is one of the better signings of the day.
Jul 1, 2019 at 4:49
#12
rangersandislesfan
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The term isn't the best but all i can say is ...











Yes!!!!!!!!! applaud
Jul 1, 2019 at 4:53
#13
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Way too long. The max I would have thought acceptable 5y @ 7M or maybe 6y at 6M or a hair higher. At this cap hit, in 5y this deal is going to look Ladd. I mean badd. Keeping a player just cause isn’t always the best course of action. Will he be productive next year? Sure! In 5y? I’m not so confident. He’s be 30 starting Y2 of this contract and by the start of Y7 35. If his career trajectory is like Joe Pavelski instead of say Jason Spezza, then it’s a win. But the odds aren’t in the Isles favour.
Jul 1, 2019 at 4:58
#14
AwesomeMatthews
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Quoting: BurgerBoss
Well that was important as heck.


Habs fans so salty right now
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Jul 1, 2019 at 5:14
#15
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Absolutely fantastic for both the Islanders, and Carolina for cockblocking (maybe) Montreal from getting him.
Jul 1, 2019 at 5:15
#16
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This kind of contract is why Pacioretty got traded. Glad the Habs didn't go this route.

Kudos to Bergevin for his metal.
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Jul 1, 2019 at 6:18
#17
J.L.
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Quoting: Brian2016
As in like 1 year ago when Tavares left LOL? I actually think this is one of the better signings of the day.


I have to take it back a little after Lehner left. But, yes, I mean exactly when Tavares left: After him leaving they went deep into the playoffs and the place looks like that much better now. I mean, Garth Snow era was a joke.
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Jul 1, 2019 at 6:32
#18
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Quoting: Karimizo
7M is a bit high but I'd say it's fair overall.


Report on SN says he was looking for $9M AAV. Crazy, right? Crafty old Lou would never budge.
Jul 1, 2019 at 7:46
#19
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7 year contract for a guy who's gonna be 29 in 2 days........ another future regret.
Jul 1, 2019 at 8:26
#20
Blues GM v4
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If I were him, I wouldn't want to come back after publicly being Plan B, especially when there are a lot of other teams that had him as their Plan A. But he's a loyal guy, and I respect that. Islanders needed to keep him, and they did. Not gonna lie, I really wanted to see what a Dear Anders video would look like.
Jul 1, 2019 at 8:32
#21
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Quoting: krakowitz
If I were him, I wouldn't want to come back after publicly being Plan B, especially when there are a lot of other teams that had him as their Plan A. But he's a loyal guy, and I respect that. Islanders needed to keep him, and they did. Not gonna lie, I really wanted to see what a Dear Anders video would look like.


reaction would've been good had he left, fans love him here
Jul 1, 2019 at 8:35
#22
Blues GM v4
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Quoting: linehan10
reaction would've been good had he left, fans love him here


Fans also loved Tavares before he left.

But I get the difference. Lee was never the face of the franchise, he wasn't "the savior", he wasn't the first overall pick, or anything like that. I just think the Islanders disrespected him by very clearly showing that he was the backup plan to Panarin.
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Jul 1, 2019 at 8:38
#23
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Quoting: krakowitz
Fans also loved Tavares before he left.

But I get the difference. Lee was never the face of the franchise, he wasn't "the savior", he wasn't the first overall pick, or anything like that. I just think the Islanders disrespected him by very clearly showing that he was the backup plan to Panarin.


totally. we'll never know for sure but it sounds like he never took any other offer seriously. I wonder if he would've been back even if the Isles got Panarin.
Jul 2, 2019 at 12:56
#24
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This is a bad contract that NY was forced into because they couldn't lose another captain.
Jul 2, 2019 at 1:01
#25
rangersandislesfan
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Quoting: L_FACTOR
This is a bad contract that NY was forced into because they couldn't lose another captain.


By NHL value he's a 7M player ... the term is maybe a bit too long but it's worth it IMO.
 
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