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Columbus Blue Jackets signed Justin Danforth (1 Year / $750,000 AAV)

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May 3 at 8:09
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Justin Danforth has signed a new contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
STANDARD CONTRACT
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Columbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue Jackets
VALUE: $750,000
C.H.% : 0.92
SIGNING DATE: May 3, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2021-22$750,000$750,000$0$0$750,000$750,000$750,000
TOTAL$750,000$750,000$0$0$750,000$750,000$750,000
May 3 at 9:41
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Canes for the win
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55 points in 58 khl games, hopefully his trip to america goes well unlike last time (dude was good in echl at 24 now 28)
May 4 at 12:40
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There Is No Such Thing As A Bad ELC
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May 5 at 6:43
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Quoting: dopplsan
There Is No Such Thing As A Bad ELC


Technically not an ELC. Does that make it bad? I’m not sure.
May 5 at 6:49
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Hey Beter
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Quoting: rebecca
Technically not an ELC. Does that make it bad? I’m not sure.


Anything that can be buried ($1.05M) without affecting the cap can never be considered a bad contract. All it affects at that point is the bottom-line of a billionaire which has absolutely zero consequence for the fans.
May 5 at 7:12
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Quoting: BeterChiarelli
Anything that can be buried ($1.05M) without affecting the cap can never be considered a bad contract. All it affects at that point is the bottom-line of a billionaire which has absolutely zero consequence for the fans.


This is all true. But also to consider:
- taking up a spot towards the 50 contract cap
- blocking development opportunities for young players
- yeah, k that’s about it.

I think it’s a fine deal. Everyone looking for their own personal Carter Verhaeghe. Gonna have to sign a few more to increase the odds I think.
May 5 at 8:51
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Hey Beter
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Quoting: rebecca
This is all true. But also to consider:
- taking up a spot towards the 50 contract cap
- blocking development opportunities for young players
- yeah, k that’s about it.

I think it’s a fine deal. Everyone looking for their own personal Carter Verhaeghe. Gonna have to sign a few more to increase the odds I think.


Everyone treats the 50-man list like some sort of demon and yet only two teams hit that cap this year. If an NHL GM has done his job, there will be un-renewed contracts at the end of the season. Or he can trade those same expiring assets for picks.

We as fans tend to take a very surface-level approach to how we view the AHL (and even the ECHL). Reality is, most AHL rosters have almost 30 names rotating in and out on a nightly basis, especially if the parent club doesn't have complete ownership of their AHL/ECHL teams. Players can sometimes be assigned to other AHL teams depending on the circumstance. Teams are starting to trust European systems more than they used to and foreign prospects are often left to develop in equivalent (or better) leagues than the AHL.

Unless the contract in question is a Michael Haley type, there is never a bad contract below that $1.05M mark. The trick is to at least sign actual hockey players. Not every team is there yet, but the league is trending in that direction.
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May 5 at 9:13
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Quoting: rebecca
Technically not an ELC. Does that make it bad? I’m not sure.


There Is No Such Thing As A Bad League-Minimum Contract.
 
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