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Montreal Canadiens signed Brendan Gallagher (6 Years / $6,500,000 AAV)

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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:19 p.m.
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guys I think its time we get together and help Bergevin with his gambling addiction.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:19 p.m.
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For anyone saying it’s an overpayment he is a ~30 goals, 60-70 point guy who is the heart and soul of the team and it’s hardest worker
Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:24 p.m.
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Over freaking paid.


If it was your boy Dubas, it would be 8 years 11 mill.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:26 p.m.
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I don't think MB was involved in any troll job here. I think this was 100% Gally's agent leaking that talks between the two broken off in order to insert added pressure on MB's camp to budge on a long term deal. I think it worked. As for the contract, this is exactly what I expected. Actually I expected MAX term but..... you know....Covid.

I like it.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:26 p.m.
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lmao top 10 rw in the league prove me other wise. He is the heart of this team plus a proven thirty goal scorer plus at 28 shouldnt be any age concerns

give me one good reason why this is a bad contract


Top 10 you crazy


He's probably around 15-20.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:27 p.m.
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For anyone saying it’s an overpayment he is a ~30 goals, 60-70 point guy who is the heart and soul of the team and it’s hardest worker


He's a 60-70 point guy who's never reached 60 points lol.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:27 p.m.
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Thank god MB for doing this now so we don’t have to deal with anymore of this trading for Gallagher crap.

As for the deal, will he be overpaid for his production at the end of the deal? Most likely, yes.
Is it worth it? 100% yes every single time. Gallagher means so much more to this team than his goal or point production. I can’t wait for 10-15 years from now when we see #11 hanging from the rafters. A true heart and soul guy, and the perfect example of a Montreal Canadien.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:27 p.m.
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Quoting: A_Habs_fan
For anyone saying it’s an overpayment he is a ~30 goals, 60-70 point guy who is the heart and soul of the team and it’s hardest worker


60-70 point guy who has never actually scored 60 points?
I don't think its an overpay in the short term, but as he gets into his 30's it could easily become a liability.
Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:28 p.m.
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I don't think MB was involved in any troll job here. I think this was 100% Gally's agent leaking that talks between the two broken off in order to insert added pressure on MB's camp to budge on a long term deal. I think it worked. As for the contract, this is exactly what I expected. Actually I expected MAX term but..... you know....Covid.

I like it.


I agree. I think the money was around the same for both parties but I bet his agent wanted 7 years and MB wanted 5. Settled on 6
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:28 p.m.
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at least we have 1 ELC in there


We’ll have 2 next year.
Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m.
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If it was your boy Dubas, it would be 8 years 11 mill.


If it were Dubas he would let him go for being to tough.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:32 p.m.
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If it were Dubas he would let him go for being to tough.


Finally a guy with a sense of humour!
Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:32 p.m.
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Quoting: LindyRuffRider
He's a 60-70 point guy who's never reached 60 points lol.


Quoting: kllnhookrs
60-70 point guy who has never actually scored 60 points?
I don't think its an overpay in the short term, but as he gets into his 30's it could easily become a liability.


He’s been really close and his production will always be around 30 goals 50+ points and his hard work and leadership are great too
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:33 p.m.
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It's not enough. Give him more!!!
Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:33 p.m.
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lmao top 10 rw in the league prove me other wise. He is the heart of this team plus a proven thirty goal scorer plus at 28 shouldnt be any age concerns

give me one good reason why this is a bad contract


By year 6 he'll be 34 and in the past people who are very tough like Gallagher fall off a cliff once they hit a certain age plus he has a modified no trade clause so it will be hard to move him in a few years when this contract is weighing them down and stopping them from improving their team in other ways. I know people get attached to players they like but hockey is a business and I can see this contract preventing Montreal from signing a better free agent in the future.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:35 p.m.
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He’s been really close and his production will always be around 30 goals 50+ points and his hard work and leadership are great too


Don't get me wrong. He is a great player. Was just pointing out the obvious boost.
Good contract for the next 3-4 years imo
Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:36 p.m.
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
We’ll have 2 next year.


On RW?
Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:37 p.m.
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seems alright. thought he would ask for 7+
Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:38 p.m.
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Quoting: Ragsandbluesfan
On RW?


Caufield & Ylönen. Although Armia’s probably gone by then, and hopefully Toffoli can play LW.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:39 p.m.
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Edited Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:45 p.m.
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Finally a guy with a sense of humour!


We want a bunch of people who look flashy in the regular season but get bullied and choke in the playoffs - Kyle Dubas

This is also why Calgary keeps losing because their under sized and not tough enough you need toughness to win.

Edit: It is also why they traded for Lucic and now have signed Chris Tanev.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:39 p.m.
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Quoting: Kotkaniemi15
Caufield & Ylönen. Although Armia’s probably gone by then, and hopefully Toffoli can play LW.


doubt ylonen makes the team, especially to be stapled to the 4th line
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:42 p.m.
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Quoting: Ragsandbluesfan
doubt ylonen makes the team, especially to be stapled to the 4th line


I feel like he’s definitely the type of player that would be effective & not wasted on the 4th line. Although it obviously depends how training camp goes.
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Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:47 p.m.
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Quoting: AwesomeMatthews
By year 6 he'll be 34 and in the past people who are very tough like Gallagher fall off a cliff once they hit a certain age plus he has a modified no trade clause so it will be hard to move him in a few years when this contract is weighing them down and stopping them from improving their team in other ways. I know people get attached to players they like but hockey is a business and I can see this contract preventing Montreal from signing a better free agent in the future.


I dont think term is gonna be problem i think hell be fine but its possible he becomes negative by then. even still tho its 100% worth it if thats what it takes
Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:50 p.m.
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We want a bunch of people who look flashy in the regular season but get bullied and choke in the playoffs - Kyle Dubas

This is also why Calgary keeps losing because their under sized and not tough enough you need toughness to win.

Edit: It is also why they traded for Lucic and now have signed Chris Tanev.


you seem pretty cool
Oct. 14, 2020 at 6:53 p.m.
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So comes with a modified NTC as well (not that it will be needed at all):



 
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