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Ottawa Senators signed Drake Batherson (6 Years / $4,975,000 AAV)

Was this a good signing?
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Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:21 p.m.
Drake Batherson has signed a new contract with the Ottawa Senators.
SIGNING TEAM: Ottawa SenatorsOttawa Senators
VALUE: $29,850,000
C.H.% : 6.10
SIGNING DATE: September 3, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:23 p.m.
Fire Bowness
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He’ll become one of Melnyk’s favourites, saved him a lot of that precious money. Great deal.
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Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:25 p.m.
Breadman likes Bread
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In full stride I think he will be a 60 point player so this is a great contract.
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Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:27 p.m.
Biased Opinion
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Drake has been everywhere in the news in the last 24 hours...
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Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:29 p.m.
please resign Hertl
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Another guy I can’t wait to potentially hit UFA.

But really this is a fantastic deal for a guy who should grow into a talented top 6 mainstay (which is basically already is). Don’t see this becoming another Colin White, Batherson is a key piece to the Sens future.

Just trade for Eichel now😉
Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:31 p.m.
We are all equal
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Love the commitment from both ends. Great contract.
Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:32 p.m.
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I had Batherson signed between 4.7 and 4.8 million per year.

And that he would get anywhere between 3 years (Kevin Labanc) or 6 years (Colin White).

200K more than what he's worth is not the end of the world.

This is a good signing.
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Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:39 p.m.
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I thought he'd be 5-5.25mil, so him coming in below 5mil is excellent.
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Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:42 p.m.
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With the North division last year I had the privilege of watching this kid a lot. I remember the first game saying who the heck is this? Although I am not a senators fan, from what I have seen I think this is a great contract for him and for them. Watch out for this kid.
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Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:54 p.m.
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Great deal, pretty much the same as Farabee
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Sep. 3, 2021 at 12:54 p.m.
Always in Pain
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- No Drake, you can't have $30 million contract. That is too much.
- How about $29.85M?
- Sure, take it.
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Sep. 3, 2021 at 1:02 p.m.
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He won’t be worth it for Y1 and maybe Y2 but by the end, the value in his prime will more than offset that.
Sep. 3, 2021 at 1:23 p.m.
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25G pace last season. Well worth $5M now. Gonna be worth $6M in a year or two.
Sep. 3, 2021 at 1:29 p.m.
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He’s produced at every level.. qmjhl, wjc, ahl and this year he had a 50 point pace in the nhl. Even if he tops out at a 50-60 point player the deals well worth it considering everything else he brings.
Sep. 3, 2021 at 1:56 p.m.
You know nothing JS
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Soooo bridge contracts dont exist anymore?

I mean, the guy doesn't have 100 games or a full season played yet!

Farabee, Batherson... This KK 6M offer sheet looks more reasonable every day...
Sep. 3, 2021 at 2:20 p.m.
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I would say he's worth the money even in year 1. Ottawa's top-2 fwd last season
Sep. 3, 2021 at 2:22 p.m.
Jimmy Stu
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Has to be a win for both. Drake cashes in and given his potential he could be out performing his contract as soon as this year... Which is crazy to say.
Love the Sens direction
Sep. 3, 2021 at 2:39 p.m.
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In a few years, this AAV might be considered a steal.
Sep. 3, 2021 at 2:44 p.m.
Majors and minors
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its initially good for Batherson but might work out for Sens over the 6... if he increases his scoring (IF).
Sep. 3, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
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I find it funny that their highest paid forward doesn't make over 5M... for now..
Sep. 3, 2021 at 4:55 p.m.
Oui non grille-pain
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It's the Alex Tuch contract all over again!
Sep. 3, 2021 at 6:04 p.m.
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Wow, I thought he was getting a bridge contract.

Definitely overpaying him for the first couple years. Hopefully it turns into a good contract for the later years when the Sens are true contenders.
Sep. 3, 2021 at 6:40 p.m.
Hockey Super Genius
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What a smart move by OTT..... Absolutely love this kid.
Even if he has a sophomore slump season next yr, this contract is still great.... Good Job OTT
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Sep. 3, 2021 at 9:16 p.m.
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Let's call it a 2 yr deal for $6 million ($3 avg), than Melnyuk forces a trade of him, so another team will pay the other $24 million ($6 avg) for the last 4 yr's.
Sep. 4, 2021 at 7:12 p.m.
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