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Edmonton Oilers signed Zack Kassian (4 Years / $3,200,000 AAV)

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Jan 29 at 7:03
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Zack Kassian has signed a new contract with the Edmonton Oilers.
STANDARD CONTRACT (EXTENSION)
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LENGTH: 4 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Edmonton OilersEdmonton Oilers
VALUE: $12,800,000
C.H.% : 3.93
SIGNING DATE: January 29, 2020
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2020-21$3,200,000$3,200,000$0$1,000,000$2,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000
2021-22$3,200,000$3,200,000$0$1,000,000$2,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000
2022-23$3,200,000$3,200,000$0$0$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000
2023-24$3,200,000$3,200,000$0$0$2,300,000$2,300,000$2,300,000
TOTAL$12,800,000$12,800,000$0$2,000,000$10,800,000$12,800,000$12,800,000
Jan 29 at 7:05
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Y I K E S
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Jan 29 at 7:05
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Well... Its not as bad as the Abdelkader contract I guess? $10 bucks it has a far too generous NTC attached.


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Jan 29 at 7:05
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Quoting: Random2152
Well... Its not as bad as the Abdelkader contract I guess?




One's playing with McDavid....
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Jan 29 at 7:06
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He is effective playing with McDavid, but once the Oilers start to fill their forward positions with more talent, I doubt Kassian still plays on the top line. So this is a good contract if he keeps playing with McDavid, but too much money and term for an enforcer (which is what he is if he isn't playing with McDavid)
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Jan 29 at 7:06
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Quoting: Skyraider112
He is effective playing with McDavid, but once the Oilers start to fill their forward positions with more talent, I doubt Kassian still plays on the top line. So this is a good contract if he keeps playing with McDavid, but too much money and term for an enforcer (which is what he is if he isn't playing with McDavid)


Kassian isn't the guy who will win you the cup playing with McDavid.
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Jan 29 at 7:07
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At least it doesn't have a NTC. This deal is a lot the Connelly contract as it's a 4 year high price contract for a bottom sixer.
Jan 29 at 7:08
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Alex Chiasson was the first experiment of this. He got a fair contract given his performance, despite that performance being drastically enhanced by playing with two of the league's best.

It makes sense that Kassian would be paid more than Chiasson - he brings grit and is actually an overall better player. 3.2M is fine... but this is not the type of player you give a 4Y contract to. The term should have been 2 years as it was with Chiasson.

This will look bad when someone else gets the top line (and powerplay) minutes and Kassian is grounded on the fourth line
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Jan 29 at 7:09
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Quoting: Hockeylover360
At least it doesn't have a NTC. This deal is a lot the Connelly contract as it's a 4 year high price contract for a bottom sixer.


NTC's are usually announced later, I'd bet it has at least a 10-team NTC on the contract.
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Jan 29 at 7:09
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Quoting: Hockeylover360
At least it doesn't have a NTC. This deal is a lot the Connelly contract as it's a 4 year high price contract for a bottom sixer.


Except Connolly isn't a bottom sixer. He was that for a few years until he found his game in the Cup year. Ever since, he has been a very reliable 2nd line guy. I don't see the same in Kassian. This is his peak, not a break out.
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Jan 29 at 7:09
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Quoting: Random2152
NTC's are usually announced later, I'd bet it has at least a 10-team NTC on the contract.


Considering this is Ken Holland then it's likely yes but...
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Jan 29 at 7:10
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Quoting: HabsForEver
One's playing with McDavid....


To be fair, Justin was on the first line with Fransen and Zetterberg. Not quite McDavid level but certainly had an impact on his stats being enhanced.

We are talking about the same GM who gave both contracts here...
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Jan 29 at 7:10
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Quoting: Hockeylover360
Considering this is Ken Holland then it's likely yes but...


Definitely has some sort of NTC.
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Jan 29 at 7:11
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Quoting: Wqrrior
Except Connolly isn't a bottom sixer. He was that for a few years until he found his game in the Cup year. Ever since, he has been a very reliable 2nd line guy. I don't see the same in Kassian. This is his peak, not a break out.


The thing with both this contracts at the time of signing is both players had a career high and were unknown for the next season.
Jan 29 at 7:13
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Quoting: HabsForEver
One's playing with McDavid....


The other played with Datsuyk and Zetterberg lol.

Don't see this being a good deal for the Oilers.
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Jan 29 at 7:16
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Oof.

Hes's a 29-year-old career fourth liner that never topped 30 points. This is quite bad.
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Jan 29 at 7:26
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Quoting: Hockeylover360
At least it doesn't have a NTC. This deal is a lot the Connelly contract as it's a 4 year high price contract for a bottom sixer.


Quoting: Hockeylover360
Considering this is Ken Holland then it's likely yes but...


Quoting: HabsForEver
Definitely has some sort of NTC.


Wow, No NTC. Honestly shocked. For Holland this isn't too bad... Still a bad contract but still.


Jan 29 at 7:30
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Lmao poor McDavid
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Jan 29 at 7:30
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Quoting: Random2152
Wow, No NTC. Honestly shocked. For Holland this isn't too bad... Still a bad contract but still.




It doesn't need a NTC. The NTC is implied.

Who would want that contract?
Jan 29 at 7:31
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Nope. Could’ve accepted it if it was only for two years
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Jan 29 at 7:35
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Quoting: Chigurrhh
It doesn't need a NTC. The NTC is implied.

Who would want that contract?


It is scary that I consider this to be a 'win' for Holland. I was honestly expecting 5@4 or 7@4.25.
As I said, Terrible contract, should have been making 2ish at the absolute most (and I am being generous).
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Jan 29 at 7:36
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Quoting: GeraltofRivia
Nope


Toss a coin to your fourth line plug
Jan 29 at 7:36
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Quoting: Chigurrhh
It doesn't need a NTC. The NTC is implied.

Who would want that contract?


Bad teams just trying to fill up cap. That's all.
Jan 29 at 7:37
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Can’t imagine what this will look like once McDavid gets competent wingers
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Jan 29 at 7:38
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Quoting: Chigurrhh
Toss a coin to your fourth line plug


Hmmmm
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