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St. Louis Blues signed Oskar Sundqvist (4 Years / $2,750,000 AAV)

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Jul 21 at 7:14
#1
Oskar Sundqvist has signed a new contract with the St. Louis Blues.
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LENGTH: 4 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues
VALUE: $11,000,000
C.H.% : 3.37
SIGNING DATE: July 21, 2019
SOURCE: @CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2019-20$2,750,000$2,750,000$0$0$2,250,000$2,250,000$2,250,000
2020-21$2,750,000$2,750,000$0$0$2,250,000$2,250,000$2,250,000
2021-22$2,750,000$2,750,000$0$0$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000
2022-23$2,750,000$2,750,000$0$0$3,000,000$3,000,000$3,000,000
TOTAL$11,000,000$11,000,000$0$0$11,000,000$11,000,000$11,000,000
Jul 21 at 7:25
#2
AwesomeMatthews
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I personally think he's worth less than this
Jul 21 at 7:40
#3
mondo
Joined: Jul 2019
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decent if he stays around the 30 point plateau. don't think the term is that great.
Jul 21 at 7:55
#4
Discord COL's GM
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Quoting: AwesomeMatthews
I personally think he's worth less than this


No this is a steal. So thinking about how people wanted him 2.75M for 2 Years. That's what the idea was, but getting him for 4 years is actually such a steal for an important role player.
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Jul 21 at 8:21
#5
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Even if last year was a fluke in terms of point production, this is a pretty good deal. Solid bottom six forward. Looking at other contracts being handed out this is pretty reasonable.
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Jul 21 at 8:23
#6
BtZ's buttercup
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I love Sundqvist 's game.
Good signing.
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Jul 21 at 8:26
#7
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Quoting: BeastModeUnknown
No this is a steal. So thinking about how people wanted him 2.75M for 2 Years. That's what the idea was, but getting him for 4 years is actually such a steal for an important role player.


Agreed.
I thought he'd get more because that's generally what happens when players win the big prize in their sport.
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Jul 21 at 8:40
#8
Nazaleaf
Joined: Jan 2019
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Good term and AAV. If he's a smart player, which it seems is the case, he'll put up 15+ goals a season and serve as an important role player. Can't ask for much more from bottom 6.
Jul 21 at 9:21
#9
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Quoting: AwesomeMatthews
I personally think he's worth less than this


There's clearly a Stanley Cup reward built into this deal. Had STL not won, I think his AAV would've been about $1M less. But look at a guy like Beagle: he was def. rewarded for winning the Cup despite playing a minor role.
Jul 21 at 9:34
#10
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Quoting: Brian2016
There's clearly a Stanley Cup reward built into this deal. Had STL not won, I think his AAV would've been about $1M less. But look at a guy like Beagle: he was def. rewarded for winning the Cup despite playing a minor role.


It's actually in the CBA that any free agent who just won the cup automatically gets an extra $500,000 per year on any deal that they sign. One of the few areas where the NHLPA actually won during negotiations in the last lock out.
Jul 21 at 10:57
#11
Joined: May 2019
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$2,750,000 for a 4th or "5th" liner. Yikes.
Jul 22 at 12:10
#12
Joined: Apr 2017
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A 4y term is a big investment in someone who has less than 2 season-equivalencies of games under his belt.

Also the discrepancy between the first 70 games (2-7-9) and this past season’s 74 games (14-17-31) does make one wonder if this past season’s contributions are repeatable.

The organization obviously feels that it is repeatable and that, by signing him long-term now, not only do they lock him up as part of the Cup-winning core, but they feel they are going to save money over time.

So does he have sustainable 3rd line upside who will routinely score 12-16 goals with 30-40 points? Or is he a Quad-A tweeter who got lucky last year? If it’s the former than this contract is great. If it’s the latter then, well, he’s the next Beleskey.

I wouldn’t have offered this deal - there just isn’t enough data to warrant the risk in a tight cap offseason. But it’s a deal that can have definite upside nonetheless.
Jul 22 at 12:55
#13
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I am the first person to say.. Steal!
Jul 22 at 1:44
#14
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another Swede got fleeced.....should be two years

As a one myself im coming to conclusion those kids going NHL have some inferior issues or bad agents.....
Jul 22 at 3:35
#15
GM67
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A great deal for Oskar and the team overpaid a bit but worth it.
Jul 22 at 7:12
#16
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Quoting: DonkeyLips
It's actually in the CBA that any free agent who just won the cup automatically gets an extra $500,000 per year on any deal that they sign. One of the few areas where the NHLPA actually won during negotiations in the last lock out.


Did you just made this up 😒
Jul 22 at 7:27
#17
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Quoting: Joe_La_Garnotte
Did you just made this up 😒


No. It's in there.
 
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