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New York Rangers signed Chris Kreider (7 Years / $6,500,000 AAV)

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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:27
#1
Chris Kreider has signed a new contract with the New York Rangers.
STANDARD CONTRACT (EXTENSION)
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 7 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: New York RangersNew York Rangers
VALUE: $45,500,000
C.H.% : 7.98
SIGNING DATE: February 24, 2020
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2020-21NMC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$8,000,000$2,000,000$10,000,000$10,000,000
2021-22NMC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$6,000,000$3,500,000$9,500,000$9,500,000
2022-23NMC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$5,000,000$1,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2023-24NMC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$2,000,000$3,000,000$5,000,000$6,000,000
2024-25M-NTC, NMC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$5,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
2025-26M-NTC, NMC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$5,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
2026-27M-NTC, NMC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$1,000,000$4,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
TOTAL$45,500,000$45,500,000$0$22,000,000$23,500,000$45,500,000$46,500,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: Starting July 1, 2024: Player submits a 15 team no trade list.
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly
Feb 24, 2020 at 11:28
#2
AwesomeMatthews
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Them years though, guess he's a Ranger for life I guess.
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:30
#3
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Barring any regression, the Rangers left side will certainly be dangerous for years to come
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:30
#4
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RIP Duthie
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:31
#5
best poster
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This will make it difficult to trade him before the deadline. We'll see though.
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:31
#6
No regretzkys
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Cap is reasonable.. The years are likely going to hurt, but sometimes that's what you gotta do.
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:31
#7
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Nylander's contract looks amazing now.
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:31
#8
Habs/Pens fan
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They didn’t like the offers? Oh well I’m looking forward to hating the rags more.
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:32
#9
Buljujarvi
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Too much for too long
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:37
#10
Bench Komorav 4ever
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7 years, oof...
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:37
#11
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This is probably the worst deadline day in recent Rangers memory. Could have gotten a 1st + prospect, instead we sign a guy who is ALREADY regressing. Excellent job Gorton, I'm sure you'll be buying him out in about three years' time. Kakko, Buchnevich, Gauthier, Kravtsov, Chytil all potential top-6 wingers - but we re-sign a regressing power forward who is already losing his scoring touch. A solid second half of the season doesn't count, before anyone says "he's been on fire lately." I've never smashed the "No" button on a CapFriendly poll so hard.
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:38
#12
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Years aren't ideal but took a discount on AAV. Gotta work to free up some money for next season now.
Feb 24, 2020 at 11:45
#13
Just Keep Swimming
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The Ranger's run recently seems to have tricked them into thinking the re-build is over. This signing is a big OOF for their future.
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:46
#14
NY Rangers
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In the Free Agent market, he would've gotten 7.5M or more, for probably 7 years. 6.5M AAV shows he wanted to stay with the Rangers; this is a discount rate. If the only thing that declines at the end of the contract is Kreider's speed, this will still be worth it. He is one of, IF NOT THE BEST, net front presence in the league.
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Feb 24, 2020 at 11:52
#15
CPDunn Untouchable
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Interesting
Feb 24, 2020 at 12:00
#16
Raggy
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Term is the only issue, 5 years would have been ideal, thought they'd settle on 6, but ended up 7.

The Rangers have the prospects, they have the assets, but they don't have the experience and veteran leadership championship teams have to have. Locking up Kreids means this team chose the direction they want to go and I agree with it. Selling off this deadline would push the window back another 2-3 years, with a few minor tweaks this offseason and adding some veteran depth, this team could make the playoffs next year.

Also, in 1 year like 25 mill is coming off the books for the Rangers. This is a move knowing full well they only have 1 more year until they can make major moves and capitalize on prime Kreider,Panarin,Zibanejad.
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Feb 24, 2020 at 12:02
#17
Black Lives Matter
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Now our cap is gonna be tricky.
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Feb 24, 2020 at 12:10
#18
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I cannot properly explain how bad of a move this is. Jeff Gorton is the new Glen Sather.
Feb 24, 2020 at 12:16
#19
NY Rangers
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Quoting: tormundgiantsbane
This is probably the worst deadline day in recent Rangers memory. Could have gotten a 1st + prospect, instead we sign a guy who is ALREADY regressing. Excellent job Gorton, I'm sure you'll be buying him out in about three years' time. Kakko, Buchnevich, Gauthier, Kravtsov, Chytil all potential top-6 wingers - but we re-sign a regressing power forward who is already losing his scoring touch. A solid second half of the season doesn't count, before anyone says "he's been on fire lately." I've never smashed the "No" button on a CapFriendly poll so hard.


Please explain to me how he's "ALREADY regressing"
Feb 24, 2020 at 12:21
#20
Crazy Penguins Fan
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There goes your future cap space, Rangers. Hopefully Kreider doesn't turn into Milan Lucic 2.0.
Feb 24, 2020 at 12:32
#21
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Not saying that Kreider is a bad player but 7 years/6.5 mil AAV. Rangers are paying him too much and that could hurt them in a few years
Feb 24, 2020 at 12:50
#22
Ragsandbluesfan
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Quoting: tormundgiantsbane
This is probably the worst deadline day in recent Rangers memory. Could have gotten a 1st + prospect, instead we sign a guy who is ALREADY regressing. Excellent job Gorton, I'm sure you'll be buying him out in about three years' time. Kakko, Buchnevich, Gauthier, Kravtsov, Chytil all potential top-6 wingers - but we re-sign a regressing power forward who is already losing his scoring touch. A solid second half of the season doesn't count, before anyone says "he's been on fire lately." I've never smashed the "No" button on a CapFriendly poll so hard.


Hes having a career year, how is that regressing again?
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Feb 24, 2020 at 12:54
#23
Ragsandbluesfan
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Quoting: Random2152
The Ranger's run recently seems to have tricked them into thinking the re-build is over. This signing is a big OOF for their future.


Well shesty being healthy certainly helped
Feb 24, 2020 at 1:37
#24
Tspky
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don't like this move with shesterkin and buch being in the car accident. however, this does make them a lot more competitive next year. they are trying to offload skjei to carolina right now so i'm thinking they'll resign ADA, shift him to LHD and then sign miller
Feb 24, 2020 at 1:49
#25
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I think Kreider is a good winger, but that cap hit at that term seems like a bit of a disaster waiting to happen for a player who plays a style that hasn't typically aged well. He probably is worth around this cap hit at his best, but it essentially represents a ceiling for his value.

I think one of the worst things about the cap in general is having to dislike contracts so much to players you like to watch. I hate this contract, but I like this player. I think New York is better with this player than without, but I have hard time seeing him live up to this deal.
 
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