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Columbus Blue Jackets signed Zachary Werenski (3 Years / $5,000,000 AAV)

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Sep 9 at 11:07
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Zachary Werenski has signed a new contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Columbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue Jackets
VALUE: $15,000,000
C.H.% : 6.14
SIGNING DATE: September 9, 2019
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2019-20$5,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
2020-21$5,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
2021-22$5,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$7,000,000$7,000,000$7,000,000
TOTAL$15,000,000$15,000,000$0$0$15,000,000$15,000,000$15,000,000
Sep 9 at 11:09
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Below Market Value
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The first RFA defenseman domino falls. McAvoy, Provorov, Carlo, DeAngelo, and Pettersson remain.
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Sep 9 at 11:14
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AwesomeMatthews
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and then their were 5
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Sep 9 at 11:14
#4
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I figured they would have locked him up long term now while they have the cap space, but maybe it was the player who pushed for the shorter term. Now Jones and Werenski's contracts are up at the same time, so that will be an expensive off season for the Jackets. However, they have quite the top pairing for the next three years for less than the price of Doughty & Karlsson individually.
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Sep 9 at 11:14
#5
Go Jets Go!
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Excellent deal!
Sep 9 at 11:15
#6
best poster
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great contract. reasonable bridge deal and he's still an rfa in the year jones could potentially walk.
Sep 9 at 11:16
#7
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Having Jones and Werenski at a combined $10.4 million for the next three seasons is pretty impressive.
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Sep 9 at 11:22
#8
King In The North
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Boston must like this
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Sep 9 at 11:22
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Jarmo Kekäläinen
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Very good bridge deal.
Sep 9 at 11:22
#10
Formerly klondikebar
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It feels weird having one of the big RFAs signed, I’m so used to all the bs trade rumors
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Sep 9 at 11:26
#11
Cale 4 Calder
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Thats a steal for now, but his next contract will be huge
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Sep 9 at 11:29
#12
LeafsFutures
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Werensky gets 3 x 5
Marner gets 3 x 10

I rather have 2 werensky’s over 1 marner
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Sep 9 at 11:36
#13
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Really glad he didn't get overpaid on a long term deal. Sens will be looking at guys like Werenski and McAvoy for Chabot's deal.
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Sep 9 at 11:42
#14
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Will anyone honestly vote "no" on this one?
Sep 9 at 11:47
#15
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Great Deal, nuff said
Sep 9 at 11:53
#16
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Amazing contract for the Jackets.
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Sep 9 at 11:59
#17
BostonBeat97
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So Columbus finally gave in to what he wanted. Honestly, this is a fantastic deal. Short term yes, but a top-2 defenceman for 5 mil. YES PLEASE.
Sep 9 at 12:30
#18
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Quoting: TheJonSnow
Boston must like this


boston loves this. they might actually be able to fit both players under the cap now.
Sep 9 at 12:31
#19
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Quoting: Yojimbo
Will anyone honestly vote "no" on this one?


Its not great for longterm for the team. Its great for short term but will they be able to capitalize off the savings? or did they just outprice themselves on a young top pairing dman when he is slated to get paid again in 3 years.
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Sep 9 at 12:35
#20
GenericUsername489
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With Werenski at 3x5m what do the other RFA D-men come in at? Assuming 3 year deals I think: McAvoy $6.25, Carlo $3.5, Provorov $3.75, Pettersson $3.75, DeAngelo $6.5 <- (that one will probably cause controversy)
Sep 9 at 12:40
#21
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Quoting: Yojimbo
Will anyone honestly vote "no" on this one?


Someone said no. That makes it official... Ivan Provorov is a member of this site.
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Sep 9 at 12:52
#22
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Edited Sep 9 at 1:00
I love how the rfa market is becoming so inflated that when a guy signed one of the most pricey bridge deals I can remember it's seen as a huge win.

I think this will do the jackets well short term but man would I have been pushing to go long if I were them...

And that 3rd year has a 7 mil salary... I voted that it was a good deal but now that the numbers are coming in this is not a very good deal for the jackets. Great deal for Zack though.



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Sep 9 at 1:03
#23
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It’s good value, I guess, and I can’t justify saying “no” outright, but this isn’t amazing for CBJ, either. If they plan to contend in a while and may have cap issues, a long-term deal would have made a huge difference, as the cap hit would be lower that way than what it will be now, and they’re not a team that can sacrifice their future for right now.

I’m guessing this is what Werenski wanted and ultimately you can’t go wrong with a $5m AAV for players of that caliber, but it could definitely have been better for CBJ.
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Sep 9 at 1:03
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Quoting: Random2152
I love how the rfa market is becoming so inflated that when a guy signed one of the most pricey bridge deals I can remember it's seen as a huge win.

I think this will do the jackets well short term but man would I have been pushing to go long if I were them...

And that 3rd year has a 7 mil salary... I voted that it was a good deal but now that the numbers are coming in this is not a very good deal for the jackets. Great deal for Zack though.





what are you talking about. He comes out of this a RFA. They still have control. It's a great deal for CBJ. Zack's salary probably took a hit due to inconsistent play, but he's still a damn good young defense man.
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Sep 9 at 1:06
#25
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Quoting: pharrow
what are you talking about. He comes out of this a RFA. They still have control. It's a great deal for CBJ. Zack's salary probably took a hit due to inconsistent play, but he's still a damn good young defense man.


Warenski's contract is designed where he can just accept his QA for 7 million dollars and bridge himself to UFA (or go to ARB if he prefers but that isn't guaranteed).
He is paid one of the most expensive bridge deals ever.
His totals have been from sheltered minutes.
It is not a very good deal.
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