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Pittsburgh Penguins signed Juuso Riikola (2 Years / $1,150,000 AAV)

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Sep 5 at 5:12
#1
Juuso Riikola has signed a new contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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LENGTH: 2 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Pittsburgh PenguinsPittsburgh Penguins
VALUE: $2,300,000
C.H.% : 1.41
SIGNING DATE: September 5, 2020
SOURCE: @CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2020-21$1,150,000$1,150,000$0$0$1,000,000$1,000,000$1,000,000
2021-22$1,150,000$1,150,000$0$0$1,300,000$1,300,000$1,300,000
TOTAL$2,300,000$2,300,000$0$0$2,300,000$2,300,000$2,300,000
Sep 5 at 5:15
#2
Just Keep Swimming
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If this signifies that JJ is on his way out, this may be one of the best contracts ever signed in the NHL.
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Sep 5 at 5:22
#3
Joined: Jan 2019
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Is he really at the NHL level? From what I have seen, it's way too much. I had him at 900k, and every dollar counts with the flat cap.
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Sep 5 at 5:22
#4
bhavikp27
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How is this a bad deal?
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Sep 5 at 5:27
#5
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Riikola has been stuck in the press box for most of the last two seasons. I am surprised that he resigned with the Penguins. I figured that he would want to go somewhere that would actually play him.
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Sep 5 at 5:32
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GM67
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Quoting: Random2152
If this signifies that JJ is on his way out, this may be one of the best contracts ever signed in the NHL.


I could not agree more!!! Great posting!
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Sep 5 at 5:41
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Chiggy
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Quoting: KubaH
Is he really at the NHL level? From what I have seen, it's way too much. I had him at 900k, and every dollar counts with the flat cap.


He puts up significantly above-average results as a 3rd pairing d man and this contracts buys one year of UFA. Worth it.
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Sep 5 at 5:42
#8
Chiggy
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Quoting: bhavikp27
How is this a bad deal?


It's not. He's good when he actually gets the chance to play.
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Sep 5 at 5:46
#9
Oui non grille-pain
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Quoting: KubaH
Is he really at the NHL level? From what I have seen, it's way too much. I had him at 900k, and every dollar counts with the flat cap.


He's a Norris contender, if you're an analytics nerd.

All joking aside, Riikola is a solid bottom pairing dman and should be playing every day, especially with Johnson still on the roster.
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Sep 5 at 5:46
#10
Let's go Pens!
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Quoting: Yojimbo
Riikola has been stuck in the press box for most of the last two seasons. I am surprised that he resigned with the Penguins. I figured that he would want to go somewhere that would actually play him.


Anyone is better than JJ. He MUST go.
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Sep 5 at 5:50
#11
GM67
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Bottom line is that Juuso Riikola NEEDS to be playing in our lineup. Now that our former defensive coach has been fired he will actually get a chance. It's obvious that our OLD coach who was OLD and wanted OLD players to play did not want Jusso in the lineup even though he is a very good skater, a very good puck mover, pinches in hard and can get the puck down low and can hit like a ton of bricks. Get Jusso on the rink and let's play some fast, hard in your face Penguins hockey.
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Sep 5 at 5:56
#12
AwesomeMatthews
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RIKOLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sep 5 at 6:08
#13
bhavikp27
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Quoting: Chigurrhh
It's not. He's good when he actually gets the chance to play.


I know, that's why I'm surprised some people voted no. Probably didn't watch him play.
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Sep 5 at 6:10
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Hockey IQ
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why would GMJR sign a player to over a mil to be an 8th D?? either JJ is on the way out (we pray) or GMJR will do something stupid like trade Dumo or Pettersson bc he's still delusional that JJ is a top-4 D...oh please no!!!
Sep 5 at 6:56
#15
Chiggy
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Quoting: Pens3lieve
why would GMJR sign a player to over a mil to be an 8th D?? either JJ is on the way out (we pray) or GMJR will do something stupid like trade Dumo or Pettersson bc he's still delusional that JJ is a top-4 D...oh please no!!!


He was one of the 5 best d men on the team last year. If he sucks, he can be buried in the AHL for only a 75k cap hit.
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Sep 6 at 3:18
#16
Wqrrior
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Quoting: KubaH
Is he really at the NHL level? From what I have seen, it's way too much. I had him at 900k, and every dollar counts with the flat cap.


Just doesn't mesh with the coach for whatever reason. He's probably the 5th best defenseman on the Pens last year, just never was given the chance to play. Was pretty strong when he did play.
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Sep 6 at 11:15
#17
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The AAV and term are pretty much par for the course for a #6 or #7 Defenseman, right?
Sep 6 at 5:39
#18
Hockey IQ
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Quoting: Chigurrhh
He was one of the 5 best d men on the team last year. If he sucks, he can be buried in the AHL for only a 75k cap hit.


oh agree for sure...I'm not bashing it...just saying it looks like things are lining up for a JJ trade.
Sep 6 at 6:04
#19
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This all but confirms JMFJ is on his way to Toronto.
Sep 6 at 6:11
#20
Chiggy
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Quoting: Pens3lieve
oh agree for sure...I'm not bashing it...just saying it looks like things are lining up for a JJ trade.


I wish I had your optimism.
Sep 6 at 6:32
#21
First NY Then LA
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Quoting: AwesomeMatthews
RIKOLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I actually expected your comment to be "I like his cough drops."
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Sep 9 at 11:10
#22
AwesomeMatthews
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Quoting: OldNYIfan
I actually expected your comment to be "I like his cough drops."


I do like his cough drops their the best ones on the market he needs a sponsorship with them badly since he's obviously being under paid with this new contract.
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