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Boston Bruins signed Linus Ullmark (4 Years / $5,000,000 AAV)

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Jul 28 at 5:30
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Linus Ullmark has signed a new contract with the Boston Bruins.
STANDARD CONTRACT
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LENGTH: 4 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Boston BruinsBoston Bruins
VALUE: $20,000,000
C.H.% : 6.14
SIGNING DATE: July 28, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2021-22NMC$5,000,000$5,000,000$0$0$3,500,000$3,500,000$3,500,000
2022-23NMC$5,000,000$5,000,000$0$1,000,000$5,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2023-24M-NTC$5,000,000$5,000,000$0$1,000,000$5,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2024-25M-NTC$5,000,000$5,000,000$0$1,000,000$3,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
TOTAL$20,000,000$20,000,000$0$3,000,000$17,000,000$20,000,000$20,000,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: 2023-24: 16 team no trade list. 2024-25: 15 team no trade list
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly
Jul 28 at 5:31
#2
Buljujarvi
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fantastic signing
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Jul 28 at 5:31
#3
Little Week Forever
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Uh oh, Buffalo...
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Jul 28 at 5:31
#4
Hakuna Matata
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This is pretty risky

He is a capable but has not carried a massive workload even with the Sabers. Plus considering Swayman is the backup things could get dicey
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Jul 28 at 5:32
#5
OnALongPathTo1-1
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Great signing gonna be a steal like all of Boston's contracts
Jul 28 at 5:32
#6
FREDDY SZN
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I like this signing a lot for the Bruins. The Ullmark-Swayman tandem is gonna be nasty.
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Jul 28 at 5:32
#7
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That's a rich contract. I'm surprised he got 5M.
Jul 28 at 5:32
#8
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Good goalie, but he's hurt all the time.
Jul 28 at 5:33
#9
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This seems like a signal that Rask is gone...I wonder where he ends up. Maybe Colorado?
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Jul 28 at 5:33
#10
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big fan of this.
Jul 28 at 5:33
#11
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sooooo Tuukka?
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Jul 28 at 5:34
#12
Jinx lord
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With an actual team infront of him, he’ll do well.
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Jul 28 at 5:34
#13
Just Keep Swimming
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After watching how goalies contracts have aged, both good and bad, I've essentially come to the conclusion that any goalie contract over 3 years is automatically bad.

For example: Gibson should have won back to back vezinas and has been completely mediocre the last 2 straight years and no where worth his contract.

Has ullmark been good? Sort of. He was alright on an awful Buffalo squad. Will he be good next year? Literally no one knows because goalies are voodoo.

For this money and term, that's an easy no
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Jul 28 at 5:34
#14
Go Flames Go!
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Quoting: willdog37
This seems like a signal that Rask is gone...I wonder where he ends up. Maybe Colorado?


Most likely he is gonna retire, but anything can happen.
Jul 28 at 5:34
#15
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Quoting: willdog37
This seems like a signal that Rask is gone...I wonder where he ends up. Maybe Colorado?


Retirement
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Jul 28 at 5:34
#16
Always in Pain
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Slightly too high cap for my tastes
Jul 28 at 5:34
#17
Ragsandbluesfan
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Quoting: aadoyle
This is pretty risky

He is a capable but has not carried a massive workload even with the Sabers. Plus considering Swayman is the backup things could get dicey


Swayman is actual help
Jul 28 at 5:34
#18
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Remember when Lehner left Buffalo and became one of the best goalies in the league? Don't know if he'll be as good as Lehner or even better, but I have a good feeling here for Ullmark. It'll do wonders playing in front of Buffalo for a few years for when you actually have a team in front of you.
Jul 28 at 5:35
#19
Ragsandbluesfan
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I had him at 5×4.8, not bad
Jul 28 at 5:36
#20
BostonBoy17
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Quoting: aadoyle
This is pretty risky

He is a capable but has not carried a massive workload even with the Sabers. Plus considering Swayman is the backup things could get dicey


They're going to be 1a 1b for as long as it takes for Swayman to prove what he is.
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Jul 28 at 5:36
#21
sensonfire
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What Boston has been doing to Buffalo isn't fair frown

First, Taylor Hall

And, now their starting goalie.
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Jul 28 at 5:37
#22
BostonBoy17
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Quoting: HiddenValley
Remember when Lehner left Buffalo and became one of the best goalies in the league? Don't know if he'll be as good as Lehner or even better, but I have a good feeling here for Ullmark. It'll do wonders playing in front of Buffalo for a few years for when you actually have a team in front of you.


Exactly. If a goalie is good in Buffalo, they will likely be better on any other team
Jul 28 at 5:37
#23
Hakuna Matata
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Quoting: beantownboy17
They're going to be 1a 1b for as long as it takes for Swayman to prove what he is.


Quoting: Ragsandbluesfan
Swayman is actual help


in general its risky but probs once Rask comes back in February we see Ullmark/Rask unless Swayman really proves himself
Jul 28 at 5:38
#24
BostonBoy17
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Quoting: Lilka
Most likely he is gonna retire, but anything can happen.


If he comes back in February after his surgery, I see Ullmark making for some tasty trade bait
Jul 28 at 5:38
#25
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No idea what he's done to be worth this type of money except play minutes. He's fine, but I have no indications that he's even above average, which this deal heavily implies. Rask is one of the best handful of goalies in the league. The difference is going to be brutal. I think Boston will launch a rebuild within two years at this point, and this signing might well be the tipping point.
 
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