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New York Islanders signed Matt Martin (4 Years / $1,500,000 AAV)

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Jan 11 at 8:10
#1
Matt Martin has signed a new contract with the New York Islanders.
STANDARD CONTRACT
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 4 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: New York IslandersNew York Islanders
VALUE: $6,000,000
C.H.% : 1.84
SIGNING DATE: January 11, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2020-21$1,500,000$1,500,000$0$800,000$700,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
2021-22$1,500,000$1,500,000$0$0$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
2022-23$1,500,000$1,500,000$0$0$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
2023-24$1,500,000$1,500,000$0$0$1,500,000$1,500,000$1,500,000
TOTAL$6,000,000$6,000,000$0$800,000$5,200,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
Jan 11 at 8:12
#2
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If there was no salary cap, this would be fine, and you'd love to see guys like this get paid. But there unfortunately is a salary cap, and that makes this an oof signing
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Jan 11 at 8:15
#3
get ur corsi up
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Lou making Lou moves
Jan 11 at 8:17
#4
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Too Much Money, If you want a reminder, this is the GM of the Year
Jan 11 at 8:20
#5
a Jerk
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Lou getting too old for this job
Jan 11 at 8:20
#6
GoJetsGo
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Honestly, if this was one year, I might not mind it so much, since that fourth line is dynamite. But FOUR years? He'll be 35 by the end of this. It's debatable if he'll even have an NHL job by year two or three.
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Jan 11 at 8:21
#7
i hope ur hungry now
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Gm of the year
Jan 11 at 8:28
#8
NHL Trade Inspector
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Edited Jan 11 at 8:34
When Lou was with Leafs gave this guy a 4 year 2.5mill a year deal overpaying him, now with Islanders he repeats himself but this time at a mill less. This is all I can think of to this signing

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Jan 11 at 8:33
#9
I use analytics
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I mean, he really wouldn't have accepted a 1 year deal at that price?
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Jan 11 at 8:33
#10
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This should have been no more than a 2 year deal. Even $1.5 million is an overpay.
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Jan 11 at 8:52
#11
User TitleFlair
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Just cuz they’re on the 4th line doesn’t mean u have to give em 4 years Louis smh
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Jan 11 at 9:01
#12
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Quoting: grodziQ
Lou getting too old for this job


At least it wasn't 2.5 mil per this time...
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Jan 11 at 9:19
#13
NHL Trade Inspector
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Quoting: AndrewLadd
Just cuz they’re on the 4th line doesn’t mean u have to give em 4 years Louis smh


but Lou did this on 2 separate teams its destiny for him
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Jan 11 at 9:20
#14
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Quoting: aadoyle
but Lou did this on 2 separate teams its destiny for him


Yeah ik it’s so freakin weird
Jan 11 at 10:06
#15
EichelOverrated
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Lou is such an interesting gm. He can negotiate with kids like a champ... but seasoned vets he has some real doozies.

If he was still a leaf he would have got Matthews for 10 and Marner for 8. But then signed Tavares for 13...
Jan 11 at 10:18
#16
First NY Then LA
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Once again, the CapFriendly poll conundrum: when answering "Was this a good signing?", are we supposed to answer from the team's perspective or the player's?

This was a great signing from Martin's PoV. From the Islanders', and their fans, not so much.
Jan 11 at 10:39
#17
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Quoting: faulkmydzingel
Lou is such an interesting gm. He can negotiate with kids like a champ... but seasoned vets he has some real doozies.

If he was still a leaf he would have got Matthews for 10 and Marner for 8. But then signed Tavares for 13...


He wouldn't have signed Tavares.
Jan 11 at 10:43
#18
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He’s averaging 11.25 points per season over the last 4 seasons. He might be averaging more hits per game than points per month.
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Jan 11 at 10:44
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Quoting: Leafs_and_Sens_Fan
He wouldn't have signed Tavares.


Why not?
Jan 11 at 11:13
#20
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The term is bad enough, Lou couldn't get him at league min?
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Jan 11 at 11:17
#21
hi imma guy
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1.5 mil might be an overpay, but it's only 1.5 mil. But 4 years?
Jan 12 at 12:30
#22
Fire Craig Berube
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The one question I have is...why? Why would you keep giving money to Matt Martin?
Jan 12 at 12:42
#23
Kansler
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Not loving the term, like everyone else it seems. But he will be only 35 when it ends.
On the other hand, everyone here thinks its fine and dandy to give any moderately talented youngun 2-3M/year just because they got "20 goal potential". If you've watched any NYI games you could see Martins worth. He is an absolute beast out there. He has 3000 hits in less than 700 games. And they arent no "killing me softly" crap. Out of NHL all time leaders he awerages highest by a margin.
After he and Clutterbuck were through their shift agains their opponents, they most and likely felt it.
And dont give me some crap about hits not mattering thar much. Some players games turn to absolute crap after they've been hit hard once. They become scared, dump the puck fractions too quick, dont make that extra little play they normally would.
Guys like Martin make teams they play in better. There was a story about Samuel Morin trying to transition from defender to forward this offseason. He being a 6ft 6 guy.
Guess whose games he kept watching from video to try to become an imposing force out there? Yep. Matt Martin, because he is the best at what he does.
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Jan 12 at 1:55
#24
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Is this the same guy that signed:

Marleau @ $6,300,000 x 3 years
Zaitsev @ $4,500,000 x 7 years
Martin @ $2,500,000 x 4 years

And offered Tavares $13,000,000 x 8 years? Interesting.

Meanwhile ... Matthews, Marner and Nylander are overpaid by about $2,000,000 combined and Dubas is ridiculed for years.
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Jan 12 at 2:08
#25
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Quoting: faulkmydzingel
Lou is such an interesting gm. He can negotiate with kids like a champ... but seasoned vets he has some real doozies.

If he was still a leaf he would have got Matthews for 10 and Marner for 8. But then signed Tavares for 13...


It's because he's happy to strong arm RFA's when they have no leverage.

Then gets bent over by disgruntled UFA's when the time comes (if they even stay).
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