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New Jersey Devils signed Nikita Gusev (2 Years / $4,500,000 AAV)

Was this a good signing?
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Jul 29 at 3:04
#1
Nikita Gusev has signed a new contract with the New Jersey Devils.
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LENGTH: 2 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: New Jersey DevilsNew Jersey Devils
VALUE: $9,000,000
C.H.% : 5.52
SIGNING DATE: July 29, 2019
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2019-20$4,500,000$4,500,000$0$4,300,000$700,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
2020-21Modified NTC$4,500,000$4,500,000$0$0$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
TOTAL$9,000,000$9,000,000$0$4,300,000$4,700,000$9,000,000$9,000,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: 2020-21: Player submits an 8 team no trade list
Jul 29 at 3:05
#2
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they have cap space, might as well gamble
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Jul 29 at 3:06
#3
AwesomeMatthews
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30 to 40 point scorer
Jul 29 at 3:07
#4
TheWolfe
Joined: Dec 2018
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I'd call this a good signing regardless of how he actually plays over the next two years. Gusev should be a top 6 forward upon arrival if he's as advertised and even if he flames out, NJ has the cap space and the contract will be off the books quickly.
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Jul 29 at 3:10
#5
Discord COL's GM
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Overpayment, and I think he doesn't make a good transition.
Jul 29 at 3:13
#6
best poster
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pretty high for a player whose never played in the nhl.
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Jul 29 at 3:21
#7
Joined: Nov 2018
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Solid gamble by NJD. Is this guy the next Panarin? Probably not, but the upside is there and on a 2 year term it is worth the risk. The 2nd and 3rd round picks give the VGK a chance at a player in the future but that chance is pretty slim.
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Jul 29 at 3:22
#8
Bahston Brewins
Joined: May 2016
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I don't think he's gonna flop at the NHL level. He looked dynamite at the world championships
Jul 29 at 3:27
#9
Burgers and Hockey
Joined: Oct 2017
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For a team like Devils, it's a great low risk high reward deal.
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Jul 29 at 3:34
#10
Joined: Nov 2018
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Quoting: BeastModeUnknown
Overpayment, and I think he doesn't make a good transition.


I agree...yeah!!!!!

first time ever.
Jul 29 at 3:38
#11
Oilers, Bruins, Habs
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best case scenario: Panarin worst case: Shipachev
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Jul 29 at 3:46
#12
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Calling right now, 65 points, 22 goals and playoffs for the devils
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Jul 29 at 3:58
#13
NY Rangers
Joined: Feb 2018
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A team like the Devils can afford this gamble. If he plays well and elevates the team, it could be another incentive for Hall to stay
Jul 29 at 4:02
#14
Joined: Jul 2019
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I think that in a year he will be better than Panarin and 80+ point in this year. And this is a very bad deal for Vegas.
Jul 29 at 4:14
#15
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
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Devils has sorta gone "all in" this year. Using cap space to trade for Subban and now Gusev. Along with Hughes, trying to be relevant again.
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Jul 29 at 4:17
#16
Joined: May 2016
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Wow, 2nd + 3rd + $4.5 million for a 27yr old winger whose never skated a shift in the NHL...amazing.
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Jul 29 at 4:20
#17
King In The North
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Quoting: AwesomeMatthews
30 to 40 point scorer


50-60
Jul 29 at 4:54
#18
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Quoting: AwesomeMatthews
30 to 40 point scorer


Quoting: TheJonSnow
50-60


10-100 point scorer
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Jul 29 at 6:00
#19
First NY Then LA
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Quoting: Hockeyfan1972
Solid gamble by NJD. Is this guy the next Panarin? Probably not, but the upside is there and on a 2 year term it is worth the risk. The 2nd and 3rd round picks give the VGK a chance at a player in the future but that chance is pretty slim.


Maybe they think they might get another Pavel Dorofeyev in the third round this year. Or maybe they saw Minnesota trade a third-rounder and a fourth-rounder to move up and get a second-rounder from Carolina. You never can tell until the future.
Jul 29 at 6:28
#20
BtZ's buttercup
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4.5 million for a player with 0 NHL games played?
Yea overpaid
Jul 29 at 6:59
#21
Joined: Nov 2018
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He plays one 'meh' year in the NHL and than goes back to the KHL next season.
Jul 29 at 7:50
#22
Joined: Jul 2019
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Excellent deal overall. Minimal risk for a team with their cap space, and this is yet another step toward proving to Hall they intend to be contenders sooner rather than later.

The AAV may look high for a guy who hasn't played in the NHL, but he's been one of the more dominant players in the next-best league for a few years now.

If he plays up to the hype, this'll be fantastic. If he doesn't, it's a short term contract that isn't won't interfere with resigning their important players. Low risk, high reward, pretty good!
Jul 29 at 8:11
#23
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Quoting: OldNYIfan
Maybe they think they might get another Pavel Dorofeyev in the third round this year. Or maybe they saw Minnesota trade a third-rounder and a fourth-rounder to move up and get a second-rounder from Carolina. You never can tell until the future.


I am only going off historical values as those picks have a roughly 40% and 35% chance of yielding an NHL player.

https://assets3.sportsnet.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/chart51.jpg
Jul 29 at 8:24
#24
Joined: Jun 2019
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I dont know why people say its a risk, he just put up 82 pts in 62 and last year he had similar stats to panarins last year in the KHL
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Jul 29 at 8:25
#25
Gusev's Pornhub
Joined: Jan 2019
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Quoting: BeastModeUnknown
Overpayment, and I think he doesn't make a good transition.


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