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Tampa Bay Lightning signed Patrick Maroon (1 Year / $900,000 AAV)

Was this a good signing?
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Aug 25 at 1:05
#26
Joined: Aug 2018
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I absolutely love this signing. I wanted JBB to sign either Boyler back or Maroon. 900K? Absolute bargain for a guy like him. Adds a lot to our locker room.
Aug 25 at 8:06
#27
Joined: Apr 2017
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This is easily the best value UFA signing this off-season. It tops the Shattenkirk deal. Both with TB gives them a small but significant boost for their already lethal line-up.
Aug 26 at 7:28
#28
Go Boltz! & Go Avs!
Joined: Nov 2018
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Jackpot! This is what we desperately needed after the 0-4 playoff run. awesome face

Who voted: No? Huh? Help

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big body:checkmark_25x25.png
got some skillz - career high 27 goals:checkmark_25x25.png
age - under 35:checkmark_25x25.png
leadership:checkmark_25x25.png
lots of experience:checkmark_25x25.png
respectable playoff career performance:checkmark_25x25.png
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and the best part = cheap: checkmark_25x25.png

I wanted one of Ferland, Mr Game 7., Boyle or Maroon, but i never thought we can get a smiliar player for this low price. I thought at least 1.5-2 mill $ ...
I have no words for this signing. He definitely took less money just for a chance for back2back cupsapplaud

Calgary Flames : Lucic - 5.2 mill $
Tampa Bay Lightning: Maroon - 0.9mill $

That's just unfair.

BriseBois = Heart Eyes halo god tier halo Heart Eyes

Can/will he ever make a bad trade or signing?
Next is Pointerz 8.x million $ @ long term?
THE DREAM rock on

I litereally can't wait for Maroon's first big fight in Lightning jersey.popcorn popcorn popcorn
Aug 26 at 9:09
#29
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 1,324
Likes: 365
Quoting: Laudan
ffs...when will that stop.....first Labanc, now Maroon, and TML is paying 2M per 10 points on 5y term.......

pardon my french but pisses me off....

BriseBois is killing it this Offseason.....


maroon didnt really have a great year last year. overhyped because of the cup run they just had. 28 points on 8.5% shooting percentage. he is a great signing for the lightning in terms of depth and leadership but who knows if he ultimately gets anything more than a 4th line role.
Aug 26 at 11:37
#30
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 434
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Don’t understand how Tampa has been able to use their “tax haven” status so well in previous year. Whereas teams like Toronto where yes the tax rate is high but the endorsement incentive could easily offset that.
Aug 26 at 12:13
#31
Joined: May 2019
Posts: 326
Likes: 148
The rich get richer. Great depth forward for this team full of smaller but talented players. Big Rig will make room out there for their skill guys to do their thing. He could even get 20G if he gets PP time.
Aug 26 at 1:02
#32
Sensible Commentary
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 753
Likes: 350
Quoting: F3ruS
Jackpot! This is what we desperately needed after the 0-4 playoff run. awesome face

Who voted: No? Huh? Help

Grit:checkmark_25x25.png
big body:checkmark_25x25.png
got some skillz - career high 27 goals:checkmark_25x25.png
age - under 35:checkmark_25x25.png
leadership:checkmark_25x25.png
lots of experience:checkmark_25x25.png
respectable playoff career performance:checkmark_25x25.png
Stanley cup winner:checkmark_25x25.png
and the best part = cheap: checkmark_25x25.png

I wanted one of Ferland, Mr Game 7., Boyle or Maroon, but i never thought we can get a smiliar player for this low price. I thought at least 1.5-2 mill $ ...
I have no words for this signing. He definitely took less money just for a chance for back2back cupsapplaud

Calgary Flames : Lucic - 5.2 mill $
Tampa Bay Lightning: Maroon - 0.9mill $

That's just unfair.

BriseBois = Heart Eyes halo god tier halo Heart Eyes

Can/will he ever make a bad trade or signing?
Next is Pointerz 8.x million $ @ long term?
THE DREAM rock on

I litereally can't wait for Maroon's first big fight in Lightning jersey.popcorn popcorn popcorn
that's... a lot of emojis.
Aug 27 at 9:46
#33
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 61
Likes: 3
Thats cheap I though he would get at least 1 million
Aug 27 at 10:56
#34
Joined: Jul 2018
Posts: 85
Likes: 61
Quoting: Jeff_Fingers_Agnet04
Don’t understand how Tampa has been able to use their “tax haven” status so well in previous year. Whereas teams like Toronto where yes the tax rate is high but the endorsement incentive could easily offset that.


Guys at this range is where the tax haven status is most crucial. Deals like this can't really be paid out in signing bonus, so players have no choice really where they pay taxes, so the difference between Florida and Toronto becomes more apparent. Also, I don't think players signing for less than $1M are really being swayed by endorsement money. Back to back stanley cups has more appeal than anything, so best shot at being a repeat cup winner on a low tax state team, very reasonable decision to sign in Tampa.

In the end though, this signing likely gets a bit blown out of proportion because he played on a team that won the cup last year. He is a good player, and this is a very good depth signing, but does it really move the needle more than signings like Brassard, Spezza, Nichuchkin? Likely not. I would say Shattenkirk, even if it's nearly double the AAV, will have a better chance to make a significant impact, just because Tampa's right side D was thinner than their forward group, so the opportunity to make a real difference will be greater.

None of this is to say it's not a good signing, but these types of signings, low risk, low AAV that can be buried, are typically going to provide the best bang for the buck because they are found money.

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