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St. Louis Blues signed Brandon Saad (5 Years / $4,500,000 AAV)

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Jul 29 at 1:29
#1
Brandon Saad has signed a new contract with the St. Louis Blues.
STANDARD CONTRACT
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 5 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues
VALUE: $22,500,000
C.H.% : 5.52
SIGNING DATE: July 29, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2021-22NTC$4,500,000$4,500,000$0$0$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
2022-23NTC$4,500,000$4,500,000$0$0$4,500,000$4,500,000$4,500,000
2023-24NTC$4,500,000$4,500,000$0$0$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000
2024-25NTC$4,500,000$4,500,000$0$0$4,375,000$4,375,000$4,375,000
2025-26M-NTC$4,500,000$4,500,000$0$0$3,625,000$3,625,000$3,625,000
TOTAL$22,500,000$22,500,000$0$0$22,500,000$22,500,000$22,500,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: 2025-26: 12 team no trade list
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly
Jul 29 at 1:30
#2
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Term is meh (4 years would be better) but the AAV is great. Solid deal there by STL.
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Jul 29 at 1:31
#3
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A bit mad Toronto didn't pull this off. 4.5 for Saad is a bargin.
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Jul 29 at 1:31
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Seven goals in ten playoff games will get you $4.5 million. That makes sense.
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Jul 29 at 1:31
#5
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Great deal for them. They needed someone to help replace Schwartzy's presence on the wing
Jul 29 at 1:32
#6
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Im Saad the Devils didn't sign him
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Jul 29 at 1:33
#7
Atleast SJ isnt BUF
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Tarasenko gone any moment now
Jul 29 at 1:38
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Quoting: Devil1122
Im Saad the Devils didn't sign him


That deserves both a thumbs up and a boo.

Boo.
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Jul 29 at 1:40
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Would much rather have him over Hoffman at the same price.
Jul 29 at 1:49
#10
Bluesfan
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Quoting: yikes
Tarasenko gone any moment now


Don't be surprised if Vlad isn't moved this offseason, trading him away only helps the blues clear cap space but many of the free agents that had the skills he had have already been signed. Vlad's value is low because of cap hit and injury so don't be supposed if the blues hold onto tarasenko.
Jul 29 at 1:49
#11
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The Avs couldve afforded this...
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Jul 29 at 2:18
#12
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Blues with a great offseason. Not easy to add two play driving top 6 wingers while getting slightly younger
Jul 29 at 2:40
#13
You know nothing JS
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IMO this is the steal of the year, like Toffoli last year. I was expecting a Gallagher style contract.

STL get the W, MTL get the L with Hoffman for the same caphit...
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Jul 29 at 3:30
#14
REVENGE SZN
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Crap I wish the Canes could've got him. Now I'm Saad.
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Jul 29 at 3:41
#15
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Really good pick-up for the Blues, especially since a lot of other teams were probably looking at him.
Jul 29 at 5:46
#16
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They'll be buying him out at end of year three. Better win now!
Jul 29 at 5:52
#17
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The exact contract I wish the Bruins would've signed instead of just a bunch of bodies
Jul 29 at 5:54
#18
Let's go Pens!
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Very good sign, specially because of the AAV. He's Hoffman replacement and he can play even better. I wish Pens could sign him. But I knew it'd be impossible, because of the salary cap issues.
Jul 29 at 7:20
#19
OFFSEASON CHAMPIONS
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Term is a tad risky, but that AAV is a steal.

Saad is an efficient offense-driving 2nd-line winger with good 5v5 metrics, which is something the Blues needed after they let Schwartz and Hoffman walk.

Doug Armstrong is a literal wizard. Change my mind.
Aug 2 at 11:55
#20
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Blackhawks legend
 
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