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

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Jul 21 at 8:38
#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
Jul 21 at 8:40
#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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Jul 21 at 8:40
#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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Jul 21 at 8:40
#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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Jul 21 at 8:41
#5
Springer0397
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I guess we’ll see what he’s made out of.
Jul 21 at 8:42
#6
Habs4Ever
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Yikes, this Kraken team is looking awful. Terrible pick after terrible pick, bad contract after bad contract
Jul 21 at 8:43
#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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Jul 21 at 8:43
#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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Jul 21 at 8:45
#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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Jul 21 at 8:46
#10
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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.
Jul 21 at 8:46
#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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Jul 21 at 8:54
#12
MERCER SZN
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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
Jul 21 at 8:57
#13
Dahlen Fan Club
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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.
Jul 21 at 9:00
#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
Jul 21 at 9:01
#15
Western Champs
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Back loaded contract plus the no trade ain't too bad, good gamble
Jul 21 at 9:08
#16
JARVIS SZN
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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.
Jul 21 at 9:10
#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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Jul 21 at 9:16
#18
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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.
Jul 21 at 9:30
#19
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Edited Jul 22 at 11:36
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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Jul 21 at 9:44
#20
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High risk, high reward, he could fall of a cliff or continue his good pace
Jul 21 at 9:45
#21
Josh
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good... good.
Jul 21 at 10:22
#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.
Jul 21 at 11:28
#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.
Jul 21 at 11:51
#24
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Solid deal Driedger is a great tendy solid tandem coming to Seattle.
Jul 22 at 6:40
#25
addicted to pain
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This signing reminds of Scott Darling.
Best of luck to this guy.
 
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