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Buffalo Sabres signed Rasmus Dahlin (3 Years / $6,000,000 AAV)

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Sep 22 at 10:41
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Rasmus Dahlin has signed a new contract with the Buffalo Sabres.
STANDARD CONTRACT
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 3 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: RFA
SIGNING TEAM: Buffalo SabresBuffalo Sabres
VALUE: $18,000,000
C.H.% : 7.36
SIGNING DATE: September 22, 2021
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2021-22$6,000,000$6,000,000$0$2,000,000$3,000,000$5,000,000$5,000,000
2022-23$6,000,000$6,000,000$0$0$5,800,000$5,800,000$5,800,000
2023-24$6,000,000$6,000,000$0$0$7,200,000$7,200,000$7,200,000
TOTAL$18,000,000$18,000,000$0$2,000,000$16,000,000$18,000,000$18,000,000
Sep 22 at 10:44
#2
v5 CBJ GM
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Future Buffalo 1 D barring massive failure by Buffalo to develop him
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Sep 22 at 10:46
#3
ovechtrick
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Would have guessed a lower AAV for this short of a term, but I guess Buffalo doesn't exactly have an issue with cap space right now.
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Sep 22 at 10:55
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Hockey/Caps fan
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2 mil in the pocket just like that...
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Sep 22 at 10:55
#5
Tspky
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Calling it now, he signed this deal so he can get a one year qualifying at 7.2m and be a UFA in 4 years. Genius. He is seeing what is happening with eichel and is saying he11 to the naw
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Sep 22 at 10:56
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Wow, with the amount of money teams we’re paying defensemen, I’m surprised Dahlin’s deal was so low
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Sep 22 at 10:58
#7
Jinx lord
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Now only the Canucks boys and Tkachuk.

And no, both of the remaining RFA Islanders don't count because they aren't important.
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Sep 22 at 11:09
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Drank the Seider
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This is a good deal if he reaches his potential... but it's Buffalo we're talking about.
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Sep 22 at 11:10
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Was such a hard deal to guess. He was in line for likely more for his first two seasons. A down but not bad year.

Decent contract. I think they likely overpaid a tad based on comparables, but they have the space, and I doubt it matters. If he pans out as he should, perhaps giving him more now will make the next contract a little better
Sep 22 at 11:14
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Quoting: EsoYeezus69
Now only the Canucks boys and Tkachuk.

And no, both of the remaining RFA Islanders don't count because they aren't important.


I suspect they'll both just accept their QOs eventually (the NYI boys)
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Sep 22 at 11:20
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Evans truther
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A young promising prospect actually accepting a bridge deal, IN WHAT WORLD ARE WE LIVING?!
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Sep 22 at 11:31
#12
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I love this deal, because it means Hughes will likely not get $8 million or more from the Canucks. Hell, they might get Hughes for $7 million or less. ... Yes, I know that's a small chance, but there's a chance.
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Sep 22 at 11:39
#13
Hakuna Matata
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This deal is either to get him to UFA sooner or be easier to trade at a later time.
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Sep 22 at 11:40
#14
Josh
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Could’ve been so much more, honestly sad what Buffalo has done with a talent like his.
Sep 22 at 12:30
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Quoting: BCAPP
I suspect they'll both just accept their QOs eventually (the NYI boys)


Their deals are likely already signed but Lou is playing coy with his cap hit (not that this is likely to affect it appreciably) and only making contract announcements in bunches of 5.
Sep 22 at 1:02
#16
EichelOverrated
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Quoting: Spanky227
Calling it now, he signed this deal so he can get a one year qualifying at 7.2m and be a UFA in 4 years. Genius. He is seeing what is happening with eichel and is saying he11 to the naw


100% agree. And in the meantime it’s good for both sides. If Buffalo decides to move him at some point they will get a good haul because of the Lowe AAV too
Sep 22 at 1:11
#17
addicted to pain
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Little bit of overpayment here but Buffalo can afford it and sets QO for new deal 7.2 million
Sep 22 at 1:23
#18
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Quoting: ColonelX
A young promising prospect actually accepting a bridge deal, IN WHAT WORLD ARE WE LIVING?!


I love that 6 million which would be highest paid d on many teams is a bridge. Lol

I'm not arguing it's a bad deal just perspective can be funny.
Sep 22 at 1:24
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Quoting: CSStrowbridge
I love this deal, because it means Hughes will likely not get $8 million or more from the Canucks. Hell, they might get Hughes for $7 million or less. ... Yes, I know that's a small chance, but there's a chance.


If Hughes gets over 7 mil on a bridge thats awful negotiating by the nucks
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Sep 22 at 2:57
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Evans truther
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Quoting: BCAPP
I love that 6 million which would be highest paid d on many teams is a bridge. Lol

I'm not arguing it's a bad deal just perspective can be funny.

It's not a bad contract for both sides considering with some polishing he'll be a stud two-way defender. Sadly bridge contracts aren't what they use to (Like 3-4x the ELC for 2-3 years), guys wanna get paid and are accepting slight underpayment but nothing cheap, see Brayden Point at 6.75x3 or McAvoy at 4.9x3, they were already established as top six/four NHLers at the end of their ELC but still took the bridge. Which makes me think once again to what would be a reasonable contract for KK as he hasn't proven anything close to what Brayden Point showed at this stage of his career.
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Sep 22 at 3:00
#21
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Quoting: PraVin26
Would have guessed a lower AAV for this short of a term, but I guess Buffalo doesn't exactly have an issue with cap space right now.


It's actually the opposite. They have an issue with getting to the cap floor. This helps
Sep 22 at 3:11
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Quoting: willdog37
It's actually the opposite. They have an issue with getting to the cap floor. This helps


They easily could take a garbage contract from someone for a third and everyone would be happy instead of overpaying someone.
Sep 22 at 5:45
#23
Masksaredumb
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Seems okay I guess.
Sep 22 at 5:48
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Overpay considering his performance last season.
Sep 22 at 6:18
#25
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Quoting: BCAPP
They easily could take a garbage contract from someone for a third and everyone would be happy instead of overpaying someone.


Or you overpay a little for your best player when you can afford to and make him really happy. But yeah let's go hard after third round picks!
 
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