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

Was this a good signing?
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Jan 12 at 3:17
#26
GM67
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Old School Contract and BRUTAL Signing.
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Jan 12 at 4:27
#27
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So Lou gave him 4 years so he could stay under the cap, obviously. If this were a 1-year deal, what would the AAV have been...$3M??? I cant see why he's worth so much more than Maroon.
Jan 12 at 4:29
#28
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Quoting: toque
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


It's only b/c of the cap that he got 4 years. That was the only way to fit him under the cap. Otherwise, the AAV would've been too high. This way Lou can just buy him out after 1-2 years. No bonus after 1st year. It's clever work by Lou, except he's not worth it, lol.
Jan 12 at 8:12
#29
TuchMysak
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By year 33 he'll regress enough that he'll be gone in the minors or be bought out.
Jan 12 at 8:26
#30
Grammar Police
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Quoting: SpaghettiPasta
Gm of the year


A.K.A coach making him look good
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Jan 12 at 8:38
#31
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Clearly Matt has compromising photos of Lou somewhere. What other explanation could there be?
Jan 12 at 10:02
#32
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If any other team signed this contract, nobody would care. Because it’s hard to care about $1.5-million per year.

But because it’s the Islanders and everyone hates them for booing Tavares, this is a horrific move. Give me a break.
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Jan 12 at 11:18
#33
GoJetsGo
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Quoting: capfriendlyaccount
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.


Also, to put this into context, Anthony Duclair got 200k more than Matt Martin. If the Islanders made a simple move like replacing Ross Johnston with Austin Czarnik, they could have afforded Duclair over Matt Martin.
Jan 12 at 12:56
#34
Please win the cup
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Leafs legend
Jan 12 at 7:03
#35
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Come NHL playoffs we always see teams which one a solid first line and 3 lunch pail guys over achieve and knock out a contender, which is build with 3 solid lines and a pansy 4th line. Think about it. What about the money Reeves gets >? he is a 700K material too.
Jan 13 at 1:02
#36
JetBoi
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No risk contract for a guy that is obviously loved by everyone.
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Jan 13 at 1:31
#37
rangersandislesfan
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I actually voted "yes" ... it's a small cap hit for an important player. Yeah, maybe a bit too long, but still probably fine.
Jan 13 at 11:52
#38
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He's a hearth and soul guy of the team, he deserves it. He's better than Simmonds and makes the same.
Jan 13 at 11:55
#39
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Quoting: linehan10
If any other team signed this contract, nobody would care. Because it’s hard to care about $1.5-million per year.

But because it’s the Islanders and everyone hates them for booing Tavares, this is a horrific move. Give me a break.


The Isles seem to get hated on a lot. But what matters is they're successful, and are on the right path.
 
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