Forums/NHL Signings

Tampa Bay Lightning signed Mikhail Sergachev (3 Years / $4,800,000 AAV)

Was this a good signing?
The chart has been hidden

Poll Options

Nov 26, 2020 at 8:44
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 12,399
Likes: 3,613
Quoting: imawesome
He would be a top 3 defender on basically every team in the league.

Quoting: Rangsey
He's top 3 in Tampa. He's on the ice as often at Toews and Krug.

Quoting: imawesome
He played less than Hedman, McDonagh, and Shattenkirk last year, and pretty close to Cernak. This year I'd expect him to play top 3 minutes though.

Cooper goes to great pains to shelter Sergachev from top competition. He played just 26.2% of his 5v5 TOI against Elites last year (the highest of his career) which is third pairing comp - six other TBL defenders played harder minutes.

Also, his WOWY's with Shattenkirk don't look complimentary.
HabsForEver liked this.
Nov 26, 2020 at 10:48
Club de Hockey 1909
Joined: Jan 2018
Posts: 2,056
Likes: 580
The real question is... who voted no?
Zwui21 liked this.
Nov 26, 2020 at 1:14
Joined: May 2020
Posts: 204
Likes: 39
Where are the Lightning going to fit into the cap??? Good signing we need activity
Nov 27, 2020 at 1:52
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 206
Likes: 39
unreal he didn't get offer sheeted
Nov 27, 2020 at 1:56
Joined: Jul 2016
Posts: 1,569
Likes: 651
Quoting: Steve_321
unreal he didn't get offer sheeted

If it was an ordinary year Id agree. But so much uncertainty around the cap, revenue etc I think the owners and gms have an unspoken understanding. Prime time for a Cirelli offersheet right about now tho.
Steve_321 liked this.
Nov 27, 2020 at 1:58
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 8,627
Likes: 4,892
Quoting: Steve_321
unreal he didn't get offer sheeted

Not really. The only half-decent team that could afford him was Nashville, and they clearly don’t need him.
Nov 28, 2020 at 2:53
Joined: Jan 2019
Posts: 1,089
Likes: 310
Not sure how people can say this is on the higher end... DeAngelo got this contract and he's not even worth half that lol. Sergachev is a bona fide top pair D.
Nov 28, 2020 at 8:34
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 35,042
Likes: 9,772
Because of cap reasons and the NTC restrictions, I still say Sergachev still might be traded, despite the signing
Dec 5, 2020 at 10:25
Joined: Dec 2020
Posts: 893
Likes: 248
Quoting: Random2152
So much for taking a discount to keep the team together and all the other bull**** people peddle on this site about Tampa and contracts. No tax and player buy in really helping them get essentially the same aav contract to two other Dmen with better contract influences (TOI and production being the #1 and #2 things that affect contract value in Dmen) as well as a high 3rd year for a QA all in a pandemic affected market.

Its a fine contract and like all young stars he's likely plays to it and outperforms it but this is at best market rate, and certainly the low end of it considering comparables.

i think cirellis gonna go
To create a post please Login or Register
Submit Poll Edit