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St. Louis Blues signed Colton Parayko (8 Years / $6,500,000 AAV)

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Sep. 1 at 4:45 p.m.
#1
Colton Parayko has signed a new contract with the St. Louis Blues.
STANDARD CONTRACT (EXTENSION)
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 8 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: St. Louis BluesSt. Louis Blues
VALUE: $52,000,000
C.H.% : 7.98
SIGNING DATE: September 1, 2021
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2022-23NTC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$7,250,000$7,250,000$7,250,000
2023-24NTC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$8,000,000$8,000,000$8,000,000
2024-25NTC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$8,000,000$8,000,000$8,000,000
2025-26NTC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$8,000,000$8,000,000$8,000,000
2026-27NTC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$6,350,000$6,350,000$6,350,000
2027-28NTC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$4,800,000$4,800,000$4,800,000
2028-29M-NTC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$4,800,000$4,800,000$4,800,000
2029-30M-NTC$6,500,000$6,500,000$0$0$4,800,000$4,800,000$4,800,000
TOTAL$52,000,000$52,000,000$0$0$52,000,000$52,000,000$52,000,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: Starting on July 1, 2028: Player submits a 15 team no trade list.
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly
Sep. 1 at 4:49 p.m.
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AAV is good. A bit long on term, but that seems to be the market.
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Sep. 1 at 4:51 p.m.
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mokumboi
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Pretty sure you can drop the "unconfirmed" tag, seeing as how the team has announced it.
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Sep. 1 at 4:51 p.m.
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Wow, term may be a little much but this is a perfect contract for team and player.
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Sep. 1 at 4:52 p.m.
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Jinx lord
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This is excellent.

As a Stars fan I don’t want the Blues to do well, but it gives us some leverage for the Klingberg contract.

Overall this is solid.
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Sep. 1 at 4:52 p.m.
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Nazaleaf
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Please explain how his cap hit is this low?
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Sep. 1 at 4:53 p.m.
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Quoting: mokumboi
Pretty sure you can drop the "unconfirmed" tag, seeing as how the team has announced it.


probably just waiting to see if there are any clauses. I've noticed several other contracts this summer are unconfirmed and then add those in.
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Sep. 1 at 4:54 p.m.
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Hes dropped off the last 2 years. I think this will be fair for the first 4 - 5 years then crappy at the end.
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Sep. 1 at 4:54 p.m.
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Really good contract for Parayko. Interesting how they essentially went for identical cap hits with Krug/Faulk/Parayko. To me, Parayko is potentially the best value of the trio, even though I think that all three are good defensemen. He's only making a million more per year here than what he currently gets. Considering just how grossly overpaid some RHD have been this free agency, that's pretty good for St. Louis.
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Sep. 1 at 4:55 p.m.
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v5 CBJ GM
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Great deal, Parayko is a solid number 3 D and sure he could fall off towards the end but good value
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Sep. 1 at 4:55 p.m.
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Didn't expect the Blues to sign him this quickly. Good signing though.
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Sep. 1 at 4:55 p.m.
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Its funny any other summer I'd say its a good cap hit, but a little long for his style of play starting at 29 as I think the last 3 years he may be broken.

This summer my reaction was: omg this is an incredible deal! lol
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Sep. 1 at 4:56 p.m.
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Quoting: A_Habs_fan
Great deal, Parayko is a solid number 3 D and sure he could fall off towards the end but good value


Dude is way better than a number 3. He's a crappy #1 or good #2. He is a good but not special top pairing d man
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Sep. 1 at 4:58 p.m.
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Quoting: BCAPP
Dude is way better than a number 3. He's a crappy #1 or good #2. He is a good but not special top pairing d man


They seem to prefer spreading the wealth here and putting three #2 caliber guys in identical cap hits (Krug/Faulk/Parayko) instead of a true #1.
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Sep. 1 at 4:58 p.m.
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It's a good in a nutshell but Schenn, Binnington, Krug, Faulk and Parayko all locked through their late 30s at over $6M each is worrying.
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Sep. 1 at 5:00 p.m.
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Quoting: SevenLeg
It's a good in a nutshell but Schenn, Binnington, Krug, Faulk and Parayko all locked through their late 30s at over $6M each is worrying.


I think "contend now and worry later" is the name of the game with STL. They're betting that the injury trouble of last season goes away.
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Sep. 1 at 5:00 p.m.
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Quoting: SevenLeg
It's a good in a nutshell but Schenn, Binnington, Krug, Faulk and Parayko all locked through their late 30s at over $6M each is worrying.


Especially as I worry Schenn and Parayko specifically won't age well, and Krug is a good but flawed player (in the vein of Barrie)
Sep. 1 at 5:03 p.m.
#18
Josh
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Wow. Fair AAV, but that term... not a fan, but I guess we should expect that from Armstrong. (I also think 65 is his favorite number at this point lol)
Sep. 1 at 5:04 p.m.
#19
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Quoting: mokumboi
Pretty sure you can drop the "unconfirmed" tag, seeing as how the team has announced it.


Capfriendly is a small operation so be patient.
Sep. 1 at 5:05 p.m.
#20
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AAV is great. Term is bad.

Defenseman on high AAVs into their mid to late 30s is never a good idea.
Sep. 1 at 5:05 p.m.
#21
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I'm surprised at the people who say "great AAV but too much term." Why do they think the AAV is that low? Eight years at $6.5 million per year is better than 6 years for $8,666,666, both for player and team.

This is a great deal for St. Louis (as long as Parayko avoids injury). And it comes a year early!
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Sep. 1 at 5:07 p.m.
#22
mokumboi
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Quoting: Bdawwwgy1
Hes dropped off the last 2 years. I think this will be fair for the first 4 - 5 years then crappy at the end.


That's quite the exaggeration. He struggled early last season because he was playing with a back ailment, and he's had inconsistent partner after inconsistent partner switched in and out during those two years. When fit, Parayko himself has not been the problem.
Sep. 1 at 5:09 p.m.
#23
mokumboi
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Quoting: mondo
AAV is great. Term is bad.

Defenseman on high AAVs into their mid to late 30s is never a good idea.



Never? I'm not saying Parayko will age like Chelios, but never is hardly accurate.
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Sep. 1 at 5:11 p.m.
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Quoting: mokumboi
Pretty sure you can drop the "unconfirmed" tag, seeing as how the team has announced it.


Quoting: JackAce91
probably just waiting to see if there are any clauses. I've noticed several other contracts this summer are unconfirmed and then add those in.


Unconfirmed is used until all contract details are confirmed: salary structure, any signing/performance bonuses, trade clauses, etc. Rumoured signings are never posted officially, so the unconfirmed part is used exclusively for details.
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Sep. 1 at 5:14 p.m.
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I really like Parayko as a player, hopefully his back injuries don't resurface
 
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