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Nashville Predators signed Austin Watson (3 Years / $1,500,000 AAV)

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Oct 31, 2019 at 9:57
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Austin Watson has signed a new contract with the Nashville Predators.
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LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Nashville PredatorsNashville Predators
VALUE: $4,500,000
C.H.% : 1.84
SIGNING DATE: October 31, 2019
SOURCE: @PredsNHL
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2020-21$1,500,000$1,500,000$0$0$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
2021-22$1,500,000$1,500,000$0$0$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
2022-23$1,500,000$1,500,000$0$0$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
TOTAL$4,500,000$4,500,000$0$0$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
Oct 31, 2019 at 10:18
#2
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disgraceful anyone would give this clown a contract.
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Oct 31, 2019 at 10:27
#3
Almost Zach Parise
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This is pretty much giving Slava Voynov a contract
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Oct 31, 2019 at 10:34
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AwesomeMatthews
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Good deal for both sides
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Oct 31, 2019 at 11:00
#5
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relatively low risk contract 1.5 mill isn't a lot in today's salary system
Oct 31, 2019 at 11:02
#6
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I thought wife beaters only played in the NFL?
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Nov 1, 2019 at 6:22
#7
i hope ur hungry now
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Voynov: the Sequel signs a contract
Nov 1, 2019 at 8:58
#8
Go Flames Go!
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Money is good, the term is too much.
Nov 1, 2019 at 10:07
#9
Drumman44
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As if I needed another reason to dislike the Preds. Maybe they'll sign Voynov at the deadline too.
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Nov 1, 2019 at 1:31
#10
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Edited Nov 1, 2019 at 1:37
It is surprising that a team would double down on someone with AW’s recent history. Does the cost off the ice - for the organization’s relationship with the community and women in particular - outweigh the gains *on* the ice? Difficult to quantify and ultimately impossible to know without knowing more details about the work Watson’s done and will continue to do to correct his behaviour and make reparations, to involved parties as well as to the organizations that fight VAW. I imagine that a significant chunk of this salary will go towards those organizations (publicly or not) and that the Preds are confident they’re making the right decision.

That all said, there is little to not like about this contract from a strictly hockey standpoint. They’ve shown acumen in locking up core complimentary players long-term (longer than most), see Sissons, Colton for another example. Watson was 10th in average all-situations ice-time, 4th in PK ice-time, amongst Predators F’s in 18/19; so far in 19/20 his numbers are not far off (10th and 6th respectively). I don’t foresee Watson not being one of the Preds top-12 (maybe even top-9 or top-10) forwards at any point in the next 4 years and, as such, this deal is solid for any player who can provide depth scoring and PK support like Watson has consistently shown he is able.
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Nov 1, 2019 at 10:39
#11
Rhianna gets it
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Comparing Watson to voynov is bs.
Good for him. This contract shows me the predators believe he's turning his life around and that's great to see.
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Nov 1, 2019 at 11:37
#12
Isles for life
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Look, the contract's fine, but this guy's a wifebeater and I cannot POSSIBLY support that.
Nov 2, 2019 at 1:41
#13
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contract is fine, 1.5million is a cheap pretty low risk contract.
Nov 3, 2019 at 9:56
#14
Tom Wilson of ACGM
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Quoting: CMac66
Comparing Watson to voynov is bs.
Good for him. This contract shows me the predators believe he's turning his life around and that's great to see.


Well I hate to break it to you and all the other Voynov haters, Voynov already turned his life around.
Nov 3, 2019 at 9:57
#15
Tom Wilson of ACGM
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Quoting: DrumMan44
As if I needed another reason to dislike the Preds. Maybe they'll sign Voynov at the deadline too.


They should.
Nov 3, 2019 at 9:58
#16
Tom Wilson of ACGM
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Quoting: BradTolliverGoalie
I thought wife beaters only played in the NFL?


You are some kind of educated aren't you.. There's wife beaters in every sport.
Nov 3, 2019 at 9:59
#17
Tom Wilson of ACGM
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Quoting: AndrewLadd
This is pretty much giving Slava Voynov a contract


Voynov turned his life around. I won't be suprised to see a team sign him at the deadline especially a team like the Preds who can use another offensive minded dman with experience and cups under his belt.
Nov 3, 2019 at 10:11
#18
Almost Zach Parise
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Quoting: Bf3351
Voynov turned his life around. I won't be suprised to see a team sign him at the deadline especially a team like the Preds who can use another offensive minded dman with experience and cups under his belt.


hes suspended this whole season
Nov 3, 2019 at 5:52
#19
Rhianna gets it
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Quoting: Bf3351
Well I hate to break it to you and all the other Voynov haters, Voynov already turned his life around.


You're not breaking anything, Im not a voynov hater. I just said comparing them is inaccurate
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Nov 3, 2019 at 8:32
#20
Tom Wilson of ACGM
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Quoting: AndrewLadd
hes suspended this whole season


That's incorrect.
Nov 3, 2019 at 8:34
#21
Tom Wilson of ACGM
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Quoting: CMac66
You're not breaking anything, Im not a voynov hater. I just said comparing them is inaccurate


Rihanna gets it
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Nov 4, 2019 at 9:24
#22
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Quoting: Bf3351
Voynov turned his life around. I won't be suprised to see a team sign him at the deadline especially a team like the Preds who can use another offensive minded dman with experience and cups under his belt.


How much of a d-bag do you have to be to decide to be the "Voynov stan" on this website. Yikes from me dog.
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Nov 4, 2019 at 11:15
#23
best poster
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Quoting: Bf3351
Voynov turned his life around. I won't be suprised to see a team sign him at the deadline especially a team like the Preds who can use another offensive minded dman with experience and cups under his belt.


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Nov 4, 2019 at 12:12
#24
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Contract is fair for what he brings on the ice. There must be something going on behind the scenes that fans don't see regarding his rehab as a person for Nashville to keep him around for three more years, but I for one would have a hard time sharing a locker room with a guy who beats women so I wonder what his teammates think of his new deal.
Nov 4, 2019 at 8:57
#25
i hope ur hungry now
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Quoting: AwesomeMatthews
Good deal for both sides


except his wife
 
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