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Columbus Blue Jackets signed Elvis Merzlikins (5 Years / $5,400,000 AAV)

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Sep 21 at 5:51
#1
Elvis Merzlikins has signed a new contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
STANDARD CONTRACT (EXTENSION)
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 5 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Columbus Blue JacketsColumbus Blue Jackets
VALUE: $27,000,000
C.H.% : 6.63
SIGNING DATE: September 21, 2021
SOURCE: @Aportzline
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2022-23M-NTC$5,400,000$5,400,000$0$0$5,250,000$5,250,000$5,250,000
2023-24M-NTC$5,400,000$5,400,000$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2024-25M-NTC$5,400,000$5,400,000$0$0$6,000,000$6,000,000$6,000,000
2025-26M-NTC$5,400,000$5,400,000$0$0$5,525,000$5,525,000$5,525,000
2026-27M-NTC$5,400,000$5,400,000$0$0$4,225,000$4,225,000$4,225,000
TOTAL$27,000,000$27,000,000$0$0$27,000,000$27,000,000$27,000,000
CLAUSE DETAILS: Player submits a 10 team no trade list
CLAUSE SOURCE: @Aportzline
Sep 21 at 5:52
#2
Hakuna Matata
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Good deal
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Sep 21 at 5:53
#3
MERCER SZN
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Overpay imo

Demko is making less than him
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Sep 21 at 5:53
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Good deal.
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Sep 21 at 5:54
#5
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Quoting: Devil1122
Overpay imo

Demko is making less than him


Elvis has been a MUCH better goaltender in the NHL than demko. I'd much rather have Elvis.
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Sep 21 at 5:55
#6
Quaaludes
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Excellent deal for the Jackets. Elvis is a fantastic goalie who is only going to improve.
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Sep 21 at 5:57
#7
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Quoting: theskeptics
Excellent deal for the Jackets. Elvis is a fantastic goalie who is only going to improve.


Well I don't know about improve. He's 27. He just feels young as he came to the NHL late. He's solidly in his prime.

But he doesn't need to improve. He was a #5-10 goaltender in the league the last two years. He just has one thing left to prove, similar to most of the goaltenders signed this summer: he needs to prove he's an every day starter
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Sep 21 at 5:58
#8
Nah.
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Good for Elvis. I think he’ll prove he’s worth this contract for the life of it. If this team is in any way competitive this year, feels like it’s going to be because of him.

And we can finally be done with all of the Elvis to EDM ACGMs!

Also, sorry Korpi.

Quoting: BCAPP
Well I don't know about improve. He's 27. He just feels young as he came to the NHL late. He's solidly in his prime.


I mean, in terms of age, yeah, but I think there is room for improvement solely by virtue of more experience at the NHL level. Dude played the majority of his career in those big ol’ European rinks.
Sep 21 at 5:59
#9
v5 CBJ GM
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Good deal, i didn't know Elvis had that good of a SV%
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Sep 21 at 6:05
#10
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I really like this deal. But the Jackets are in for a rough season. That roster is pretty weak.
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Sep 21 at 6:14
#11
Sit back and relax..
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I think Elvis will be worth it but either way the CBJ have a ton of cap space going forward so it won’t be too bad unless he plummets like Jarry or Murray.
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Sep 21 at 6:19
#12
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Quoting: Brian2016
I really like this deal. But the Jackets are in for a rough season. That roster is pretty weak.


Jarmo is generally a pretty good gm. I think he can turn this team around fairly fast. He's got some good young pieces/prospects and solid enough veterans that can get return at the tdl.

Between that and weaponizing his cap space I can see him turning it around by next year or the year after.

To me the big question is where their future #1 c is coming from
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Sep 21 at 6:33
#13
Cregg Button is dumb
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Merzlikins is not that great overpay imo
Sep 21 at 6:38
#14
Ken Holland Hater
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bad.

paying goalies big money and/or term is stupid. (trust me, I'm an oilers fan.)
Sep 21 at 6:40
#15
Drank the Seider
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Good deal, it's only a raise of $1.4 mil from his last contract and ends at age 33, just around the time good goalies are hitting their time of decline
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Sep 21 at 6:46
#16
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Dont know if hes worth that much, but I like the guy so, good
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Sep 21 at 6:56
#17
Professional idiot
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis is not leaving the building.
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Sep 21 at 7:09
#18
You know nothing JS
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Both CLB goalies are severely underrated. Maybe because they have a ****ty defense.

I still dont understand why EDM and Toronto didn't go after Korpisalo.
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Sep 21 at 7:16
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Quoting: jpsnow13
Both CLB goalies are severely underrated. Maybe because they have a ****ty defense.

I still dont understand why EDM and Toronto didn't go after Korpisalo.


Becayse korpisalo is legitimately one of the worst goalies in the league over the last 6 years and just overrated for a single 9 game run a yearish ago
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Sep 21 at 8:52
#20
You know nothing JS
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Quoting: BCAPP
Becayse korpisalo is legitimately one of the worst goalies in the league over the last 6 years and just overrated for a single 9 game run a yearish ago


A goalie is bad because he has a bad defense in front of him... Rings a Bell TML fan?

Oh, you will wish for Korpisalo on your team after 5 games of Mrazek all right...

And Andersen will be stellar in Carolina!
Sep 21 at 9:04
#21
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Quoting: jpsnow13
A goalie is bad because he has a bad defense in front of him... Rings a Bell TML fan?

Oh, you will wish for Korpisalo on your team after 5 games of Mrazek all right...

And Andersen will be stellar in Carolina!


Compare him to the goalies who have been on the same team.

The leafs goalies over the last while have generally been poor. Not the team making them look bad (though more recently better).

Korpisalo has had a below 0.900 save percentage in 3/6 of his seasons and below .907 in 4/6.

That's AWFUL.

Meanwhile his partner has had a better save percentage and gaa than him for five straight seasons. Only in his rookie season was he better

Dude is simply bad.

Since he entered the league 6 years ago, 42 goalies have played 150+ games

http://www.nhl.com/stats/goalies?reportType=season&seasonFrom=20152016&seasonTo=20202021&gameType=2&filter=gamesPlayed,gte,1&filter=gamesPlayed,gte,150&sort=savePct&page=0&pageSize=50

He's tied for last in save percentage with a 0.905 (Elvis played two years and has a 0.920 and Bob has a 0.915 but would be higher with just his Columbus days)

He jumps to third worst by goals against average.

This isn't comparing to leafs goalies or anything else. He's just legitimately a bad goaltender
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Sep 21 at 9:43
#22
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Well, one goalie has been signed.

If I were the GM, i’d try to get the best deal possible for Korpi at the TDL and hand the backup role to Tarasov for the next season (would have been Kivlenieks had he not passed away).
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Sep 21 at 10:45
#23
Nah.
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Quoting: jpsnow13
Both CLB goalies are severely underrated. Maybe because they have a ****ty defense.

I still dont understand why EDM and Toronto didn't go after Korpisalo.


CBJ have admittedly been asking a lot for Korpi. Most people around here severely underrate him, but I’m not sure he is worth a 1st. This signing may signal a Korpi deal soon, or at least CBJ shifting to aggressively shop him.
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Sep 21 at 10:59
#24
You know nothing JS
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Quoting: dopplsan
CBJ have admittedly been asking a lot for Korpi. Most people around here severely underrate him, but I’m not sure he is worth a 1st. This signing may signal a Korpi deal soon, or at least CBJ shifting to aggressively shop him.


Yeah, a 2nd would be a more adequate price. Maybe they ask for a 1st because Toronto would need to send cap money the other way to afford him.

My guess is that they keep both to try to keep to puck out of the net, try to resign him and trade him at the TDL when they'll fail to do so...
Sep 21 at 11:12
#25
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Another goaltender with less than 82 games getting above a 5 x 5.
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