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Ottawa Senators signed Matt Murray (4 Years / $6,250,000 AAV)

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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:52 p.m.
#1
Matt Murray has signed a new contract with the Ottawa Senators.
STANDARD CONTRACT
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LENGTH: 4 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Ottawa SenatorsOttawa Senators
VALUE: $25,000,000
C.H.% : 7.67
SIGNING DATE: October 9, 2020
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2020-21$6,250,000$6,250,000$0$0$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
2021-22M-NTC$6,250,000$6,250,000$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2022-23M-NTC$6,250,000$6,250,000$0$0$7,000,000$7,000,000$7,000,000
2023-24M-NTC$6,250,000$6,250,000$0$0$8,000,000$8,000,000$8,000,000
TOTAL$25,000,000$25,000,000$0$0$25,000,000$25,000,000$25,000,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: 10 Team No Trade Clause
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:52 p.m.
#2
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He's been terrible for the past few years and should be paid like a Backup. Thankfully Ottawa can afford it, but YIKES
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:53 p.m.
#3
Black Lives Matter
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Overpayment.
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:53 p.m.
#4
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yikes
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:53 p.m.
#5
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The sens just jumped the shark again. Good lord.
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:53 p.m.
#6
exo2769
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This is exactly why I thought Murray becoming a UFA was a possibility. Arbitration doesnt care about the goalie market being soft. Its an aggregation of past contracts and accomplishments...not just the contracts PIT fans wanted to recognize. I'm not surprised by the amount. I'm surprised OTT knowingly gave a 2nd when they could have sent less.
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#7
Buljujarvi
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Wow. Uhh. 898 save percentage.
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#8
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Yeah, there's no way that Pittsburgh was going to be able to afford that.
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#9
Thanks Timmins
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Could be an albatross. Huge risk.

Plus they actually paid a 2nd to have his rights...

Voting no
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#10
Josh
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Honestly think this was a good signing, I think Murray will be able to put up the numbers he's capable of on the Sens.
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#11
All-Team Pylon
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Lines up with the rumored ask of 7M/year and not wanting to take 5M in Chicago

It is what it is, they can afford it. Better term than I expected

He would have made at least 4.5M in arbitration
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#12
Banned
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Not sure on this. Got multiple reports of 5x5.
TSN is reporting 5x5 for example
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#13
Makeeeeebo
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Talbot signed for 3mil and Holtby for 4 million. I wasn't expecting Murray to sign for more than 5 mil.
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#14
Retired V2 V3 GM
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You deserve it Murray, I don't care what anyone else says! We will miss you in Pittsburgh!

But yeah no way Penguins would have been able to give him this, so makes sense for trading him.
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#15
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I'm not super comfortable with the deal, but it's not going to really hurt too badly. Hopefully he can bounce back.
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#16
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HUGE overpayment. He's barely worth his QO.
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:54 p.m.
#17
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Who actually thought a 2-time Stanley Cup starting goalie would get low balled?
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:55 p.m.
#18
v5 CBJ GM
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Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Major overpayment but the sens can afford it
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:55 p.m.
#19
Evans truther
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Ottawa spending money comes once in a blue moon so enjoy fans.
Other contracts with 5.5M$ or more coming from Ottawa since 2016: Thomas Chabot 2019 and Mark Stone 2018 (Traded) .... That's it and that's how they spend their 2020 money this time!? LOL

EDIT: Maybe the Sens just created themselves a contract to get to the cap floor? 3D Chess game.
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:55 p.m.
#20
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Quoting: R3KL4W
Honestly think this was a good signing, I think Murray will be able to put up the numbers he's capable of on the Sens.


Murray has never put up the numbers that warrant this contract. Now he goes to a basement team with no defense. I wish him luck.
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:55 p.m.
#21
We are all equal
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Well the votes say it's not a good deal/contract. I happen to like the contract. He still has lots of upside for being a two time Stanley Cup winner. Brings much needed experience to the Senators line up. Now they just need to sign another defensmen or two to help play defense in front of him.
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:55 p.m.
#22
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No wonder the Pens were eager to move him!
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:56 p.m.
#23
A sane Kings fan
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The exception in this scenario is that Ottawa is still well beneath the floor, with few players likely demanding large paydays in the near future. It’s not favourable, but Ottawa almost needed to overpay in a way.
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Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:56 p.m.
#24
Black Lives Matter
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At least he helps them "spend close to the cap in a few years" lol.
Oct. 9, 2020 at 1:58 p.m.
#25
You know nothing JS
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Quoting: pharrow
Not sure on this. Got multiple reports of 5x5.
TSN is reporting 5x5 for example


Yeah I also saw 5x5M.

That would make much more sense.
 
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