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Montreal Canadiens signed Victor Mete (1 Year / $735,000 AAV)

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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:06
#1
Victor Mete has signed a new contract with the Montreal Canadiens.
STANDARD CONTRACT
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Montreal CanadiensMontreal Canadiens
VALUE: $735,000
C.H.% : 0.90
SIGNING DATE: October 9, 2020
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2020-21$735,000$735,000$0$0$735,000$735,000$735,000
TOTAL$735,000$735,000$0$0$735,000$735,000$735,000
Oct 9, 2020 at 11:07
#2
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How did Mete sign this? He’s already played 171 NHL games on his ELC, and he’s been a solid defenseman for the habs. Sure he’s not a top pairing defenseman, but I’d expect him to get more than $735 K. Charles Hudon of all people signed for more money than that last year.

Great deal for the habs, and Mete gets a year to prove that he can be a top 4 defenseman.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:07
#3
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Excellent signing, was expecting 500k-1M more. Probably opted out of a 1-1.5M contract for 2/3 years in favor of a one year deal to try and prove himself, given the strong defensive pipeline we have rn.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:07
#4
Wahlstrom is dad
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And so it begins
Oct 9, 2020 at 11:08
#5
Go Jets Go
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Very surprised he signed this low so quickly...my prediction was 1.4m/2 years.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:09
#6
TuchMysak
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Hell yeah Meat!!
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:09
#7
Retired V2 V3 GM
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Wow Mete must be desperate. He should've gotten way more!
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:09
#8
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He'll get arbitration at the end of this contract. Montreal gets a competent defender for basically nothing and kicks the can down the road to when hopefully more money is available to actually pay him.

Pretty good.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:11
#9
CSickmann
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Well..not every contract Bergy signed in the last 24 hours is horrible. under 750k for Mete is great!
Oct 9, 2020 at 11:12
#10
y i k e s
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Solid deal for the habs
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:12
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I'm shocked he agreed to sign this. After the terrible Anderson deal, this is a steal.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:16
#12
Dumb trades are easy
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Half what I expected. But he had no arbitration rights so...

Hopefully Seattle see him as a good deal wink
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:17
#13
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This is an amazing cap crunch signature!!
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:21
#14
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Steal by the Habs.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:26
#15
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
How did Mete sign this? He’s already played 171 NHL games on his ELC, and he’s been a solid defenseman for the habs. Sure he’s not a top pairing defenseman, but I’d expect him to get more than $735 K. Charles Hudon of all people signed for more money than that last year.

Great deal for the habs, and Mete gets a year to prove that he can be a top 4 defenseman.


Job security in a weird year?
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:28
#16
GM GameV4 Arizona GM
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I thought he would get more so great job Montreal. At least you don’t **** everything up. Apparently this site censors people good to know
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:35
#17
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Quoting: BuFfaLOFaN
Job security in a weird year?


Having arbitration next year is very inciting, especially if he performs better than Chariot and Edmundson. That's an easy 3.5 million your agent can argue.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:35
#18
Fan of the gans
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Im suprised by the amount of money he signed for. I was expecting 1M for 2years. This gives Mete a reason to probe himself for his next contract and gives flexibility to MTL
Oct 9, 2020 at 11:38
#19
Go Flames Go!
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Very good contract
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Oct 9, 2020 at 11:45
#20
VGK AGM v4
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Quoting: mondo
Having arbitration next year is very inciting, especially if he performs better than Chariot and Edmundson. That's an easy 3.5 million your agent can argue.


I think he thinks he can double or triple his career goal count and add 20 assists through 80 and I think he can get 3.5
Oct 9, 2020 at 12:02
#21
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STARTING OFF WITH A BANG! scream

I can't believe Bergy landed a guy like Mete in the free agent frenzy!
Oct 9, 2020 at 12:04
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Walks Mete straight to arbitration. Montreal saves money this season but will probably be paying more for him in the future.
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Oct 9, 2020 at 12:14
#23
TuchMysak
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I need to know who votes no to those kind of steals man.
Oct 9, 2020 at 12:15
#24
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
How did Mete sign this? He’s already played 171 NHL games on his ELC, and he’s been a solid defenseman for the habs. Sure he’s not a top pairing defenseman, but I’d expect him to get more than $735 K. Charles Hudon of all people signed for more money than that last year.

Great deal for the habs, and Mete gets a year to prove that he can be a top 4 defenseman.


That is all true but Bergevin just pushed another free agent into next years crop:

Kotkaniemi
Gallagher
Danault
Tatar
Armia
Lehkonen
Weal
Mete
Juulsen
Poehling
Backup-G

Most of the veteran core could be lost to free agency if young guys earn moderate raises.
Especially since all the vets will now be expecting the 7-year Josh Anderson special.
Oct 9, 2020 at 12:15
#25
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Quoting: ColonelX
I need to know who votes no to those kind of steals man.


They vote no because it's Montreal making the signing
 
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