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Carolina Hurricanes signed Derek Stepan (1 Year / $1,350,000 AAV)

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Jul. 31, 2021 at 7:15 p.m.
#1
Derek Stepan has signed a new contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.
STANDARD CONTRACT
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 1 YEAR
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Carolina HurricanesCarolina Hurricanes
VALUE: $1,350,000
C.H.% : 1.66
SIGNING DATE: July 31, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2021-22$1,350,000$1,350,000$0$0$1,350,000$1,350,000$1,350,000
TOTAL$1,350,000$1,350,000$0$0$1,350,000$1,350,000$1,350,000
Jul. 31, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
#2
Eternally Optimistic
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Solid player, I think he'll do just fine as a 4C behind Aho, Trocheck and Staal. Carolina needs wings more than centres, but I like this deal for more forward depth.
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Jul. 31, 2021 at 7:32 p.m.
#3
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I mean he's been really bad recently. He has also played for bad teams. I had him around 1M. Carolina going with it, and if he retains some of his amazing play, I think it will be a great deal. He's also good at faceoffs, so really not bad
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Jul. 31, 2021 at 7:32 p.m.
#4
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Always felt bad for what happened to him last year,

Hope this works out for him this year
Jul. 31, 2021 at 7:33 p.m.
#5
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If given the chance, I think Stepan can still put up some points. Ottawa wasn’t a match, but in 3 years with Arizona he averaged 38.6 points a season. $1.35M is well worth the risk for Carolina, and for Stepan it’s a chance to earn a bigger contract next off season.
Jul. 31, 2021 at 7:35 p.m.
#6
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Dude was useless in Ottawa. Hope he does better in Carolina
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Jul. 31, 2021 at 7:38 p.m.
#7
redwing gm 2040
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It a good singing so they have a good 4 line center an a good depth center if one get hurt.
Jul. 31, 2021 at 7:39 p.m.
#8
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I was thinking that Stepan could be one of those sneaky good UFA signings from this year. Might be wasted on a 4th line though. I think he still has lots of game left, it's just that Ottawa wasn't a fit.
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Jul. 31, 2021 at 8:07 p.m.
#9
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He's a great buy low candidate to see if he can rebound. Of not it's barely above the waiving line.

But man he peaked young eh?
Jul. 31, 2021 at 8:31 p.m.
#10
Hakuna Matata
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honestly surprised he didnt go to MTL
Jul. 31, 2021 at 11:10 p.m.
#11
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Quoting: aadoyle
honestly surprised he didnt go to MTL


He didn't want to be in Canada last year because his kids were left behind by the border with the pandemic. Can't see him risking the same this year
Aug. 2, 2021 at 11:49 a.m.
#12
JARVY SZN
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Good 3rd line center, but for us a 4th line center. Low risk deal too. I like this a lot. We may now have the best center core in the league with Aho, Troch, Staal, and Stepan now.
Oct. 11, 2021 at 11:36 a.m.
#13
Retired V2 V3 GM
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Still very underrated
Oct. 11, 2021 at 11:57 a.m.
#14
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Quoting: Kraken
I was thinking that Stepan could be one of those sneaky good UFA signings from this year. Might be wasted on a 4th line though. I think he still has lots of game left, it's just that Ottawa wasn't a fit.


His numbers were declining before he got to Ottawa, but I just saw Trocheck's name on the injured list, so maybe we'll get to find out soon if Stepan can still play higher in the lineup.
Oct. 12, 2021 at 7:08 a.m.
#15
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Quoting: jr400
His numbers were declining before he got to Ottawa, but I just saw Trocheck's name on the injured list, so maybe we'll get to find out soon if Stepan can still play higher in the lineup.


I've learned recently, I don't remember where unfortunately, that Stepan is known to have some off-ice attitude issues and that he's a bit of a bad influence on younger players.

I wish I could find that info for you.
 
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