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Seattle Kraken signed Chris Driedger (3 Years / $3,500,000 AAV)

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Wed at 8:38 pm
#1
Chris Driedger has signed a new contract with the Seattle Kraken.
STANDARD CONTRACT (EXTENSION)
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Seattle KrakenSeattle Kraken
VALUE: $10,500,000
C.H.% : 4.29
SIGNING DATE: July 21, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2021-22M-NTC$3,500,000$3,500,000$0$0$2,500,000$2,500,000$2,500,000
2022-23M-NTC$3,500,000$3,500,000$0$0$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000
2023-24M-NTC$3,500,000$3,500,000$0$0$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
TOTAL$10,500,000$10,500,000$0$0$10,500,000$10,500,000$10,500,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: Submits a list of 10 teams he would not be willing to be traded to
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly
Wed at 8:40 pm
#2
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Very nice signing if Driedger can keep playing at the level he has been these past 2 seasons
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Wed at 8:40 pm
#3
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I wanna say it's a little steep but if he plays like he has so far in his career it'll be a fantastic deal
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Wed at 8:40 pm
#4
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One of the best goalie over the last two years in terms of GSAx, hopefully he can't keep it up and it's not another Scott Darling contract from Ron Francis.
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Wed at 8:41 pm
#5
Springer0397
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I guess we’ll see what he’s made out of.
Wed at 8:42 pm
#6
Habs4Ever
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Yikes, this Kraken team is looking awful. Terrible pick after terrible pick, bad contract after bad contract
Wed at 8:43 pm
#7
Oui non grille-pain
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There's absolutely no reason to have stuck with Driedger with Kahkonen still available. Hell, they could've taken a chance on Bishop and it would've been a better choice. Taking Driedger now also prevents them from getting Vatrano, who would've been a great choice for a paltry forward corps.
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Wed at 8:43 pm
#8
Habs4Ever
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Quoting: SevenLeg
One of the best goalie over the last two years in terms of GSAx, hopefully he can't keep it up and it's not another Scott Darling contract from Ron Francis.


26 total games in that time frame. Doesn't deserve anything near this contract

26 games this year my bad, still doesn't deserve this contract
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Wed at 8:45 pm
#9
sensonfire
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I had Driedger signed to exactly that.

3.5 million x 3.

I voted yes smile
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Wed at 8:46 pm
#10
best poster
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Driedger did fine in Florida. Even though this was the standard Driedger contract in ACGM's I've seen, it is a bit steep for what he's provided.
Wed at 8:46 pm
#11
Springer0397
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Quoting: KSIxSKULLS
Yikes, this Kraken team is looking awful. Terrible pick after terrible pick, bad contract after bad contract


Cant wait for the comments about how we thought the same when Vegas came in.
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Wed at 8:54 pm
#12
Jack Hughes is Elite
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Driedger played well this season in Florida but he isn't a full time starter. Right now this is an overpayment but we'll see if he can live up to this contract
Wed at 8:57 pm
#13
Korolyuk Fan
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Quoting: KSIxSKULLS
26 total games in that time frame. Doesn't deserve anything near this contract

26 games this year my bad, still doesn't deserve this contract


This

Sharks signed Martin Jones when he had 34 games under his belt. Jones was pretty decent for 2 years then he fell off a cliff the last three. Goalies are so hard to tell.
Wed at 9:00 pm
#14
Habs4Ever
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Quoting: Springer0397
Cant wait for the comments about how we thought the same when Vegas came in.


I'd love to see it, but unless there are many trades, this team will finish bottom 5 IMO
Wed at 9:01 pm
#15
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Back loaded contract plus the no trade ain't too bad, good gamble
Wed at 9:08 pm
#16
Why Waddell
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I think this is a good signing for Seattle since Driedger will likely be their starting goalie and is only getting paid 3.5 million. He deserved a better opportunity like this and more money. I have a feeling that he can take it to the next level with the Kraken.
Wed at 9:10 pm
#17
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Quoting: KSIxSKULLS
26 total games in that time frame. Doesn't deserve anything near this contract. 26 games this year my bad, still doesn't deserve this contract


Tell that to Jim Benning.

Benny gave Demko $5,000,000 x 5 years (with less than 50 NHL games played and a career 0.910 SV% in the NHL).

Wooooooooooooooooof.
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Wed at 9:16 pm
#18
bhavikp27
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Quoting: EmpressKayla
There's absolutely no reason to have stuck with Driedger with Kahkonen still available. Hell, they could've taken a chance on Bishop and it would've been a better choice. Taking Driedger now also prevents them from getting Vatrano, who would've been a great choice for a paltry forward corps.


Or have both Driedger and Kahkonen.
Wed at 9:30 pm
#19
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Edited Thu at 11:36 am
Quoting: SevenLeg
One of the best goalie over the last two years in terms of GSAx, hopefully he can't keep it up and it's not another Scott Darling contract from Ron Francis.


This is exactly what i was thinking. I think hes a good pickup, and hes played really well. But 3 years at this price seems like quite a bit for a guy who has been a backup and is now being thrusted into being a starter. That is assuming Seattle doesn't get a tandem guy to play with him. I don't think Vanacek is the guy to do it.
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Wed at 9:44 pm
#20
Seattle fan day 1
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High risk, high reward, he could fall of a cliff or continue his good pace
Wed at 9:45 pm
#21
Josh
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good... good.
Wed at 10:22 pm
#22
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Shocked they didnt pick Kahkonen, but I would expect Dreidger to platoon with Vanacek- and I wouldnt be surprised if Vanacek ends up being the starter.
This was an overpayment based on the sample size..but not a huge one.
Wed at 11:28 pm
#23
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could end up being a steal, if he carries his play from the last two seasons this could end up being a very very good contract.
Wed at 11:51 pm
#24
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Solid deal Driedger is a great tendy solid tandem coming to Seattle.
Thu at 6:40 am
#25
Hugh Hefner of CF
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This signing reminds of Scott Darling.
Best of luck to this guy.
 
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