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Nashville Predators signed Mattias Ekholm (4 Years / $6,250,000 AAV)

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Oct 13 at 10:11
#1
Mattias Ekholm has signed a new contract with the Nashville Predators.
STANDARD CONTRACT (EXTENSION)
Comparable ContractsCOMPARE THIS CONTRACT
LENGTH: 4 YEARS
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
SIGNING TEAM: Nashville PredatorsNashville Predators
VALUE: $25,000,000
C.H.% : 7.67
SIGNING DATE: October 13, 2021
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV P. BONUSES S. BONUSES BASE SALARY TOTAL SALARY MINORS SALARY
2022-23$6,250,000$6,250,000$0$0$5,500,000$5,500,000$5,500,000
2023-24$6,250,000$6,250,000$0$0$6,500,000$6,500,000$6,500,000
2024-25$6,250,000$6,250,000$0$0$6,500,000$6,500,000$6,500,000
2025-26$6,250,000$6,250,000$0$0$6,500,000$6,500,000$6,500,000
TOTAL$25,000,000$25,000,000$0$0$25,000,000$25,000,000$25,000,000
Oct 13 at 10:12
#2
Oui non grille-pain
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It's a tad on the expensive side, but it makes sense for NSH to throw Ekholm a lifeline after he took a long-term deal for so little back in the day. Furthermore, the term is perfect; any longer and the deal risks turning into something really, really bad.
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Oct 13 at 10:12
#3
MTL AGM v5
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The contract would make much more sense if Nashville weren't big sellers during the offseason. It should age fine until year 3 though.
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Oct 13 at 10:15
#4
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At this price, I wouldve gone for a shorter term, maybe 2 years. Feels like this is going to be an overpayment after that
Oct 13 at 10:19
#5
Go Jets Go
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Price is a touch high but at 4 years I am not too concerned. I feel like they are making up for the low salary on his last deal.
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Oct 13 at 10:21
#6
STL V5 GM
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Its decent
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Oct 13 at 10:23
#7
best poster
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This is a lot like the Petry/Muzzin contracts we saw last year, where both teams gave a hefty salary to an aging defender in order to prolong their blueline stability and contention. The problem with this contract is Nashville is in a limbo state where they're not good enough to go deep in the playoffs, but they have a decent core of players who will make sure they don't bottom out.

Personally I think Nashville should've traded Ekholm off.
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Oct 13 at 10:29
#8
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The main reason to me I vote no, is because the preds should be in rebuild/retool and ehkolm was going to be a huge trade deadline bait that could get them a 1st and a decent prospect at least, the contract it self is a bit too high and won’t age well
Oct 13 at 10:30
#9
depressed njd fan
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dude's gonna be 35 by the time that contract is up playing for a team that is competitive only in dreams

i voted no
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Oct 13 at 10:33
#10
v5 CBJ GM
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It’s a bit on the expensive side but still a good deal, not sure how this fits in Nahsville’s confusing vision though
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Oct 13 at 10:38
#11
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Quoting: EmpressKayla
It's a tad on the expensive side, but it makes sense for NSH to throw Ekholm a lifeline after he took a long-term deal for so little back in the day. Furthermore, the term is perfect; any longer and the deal risks turning into something really, really bad.


Don't see how this is expensive for aav. He's a #2 defenseman signing as a UFA. And it's a short contract. I'm impressed they got it so short.
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Oct 13 at 10:38
#12
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Less money and term than I thought he'd sign for. When lesser defensemen like Nurse are getting over $9M until they're 34, this is a steal.
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Oct 13 at 10:40
#13
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I can't believe people think this is expensive. May age poorly sure, but he's a #2 defenseman by essentially any metric, and number 1 defenseman are signing for over 8 million. 6s makes total sense. I agree it's an odd contract for Nashville to sign given their rebuild, but the aav is totally fair.
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Oct 13 at 10:53
#14
suffering since 2010
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Free Agent Frenzy 2022 running on fumes rn
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Oct 13 at 10:54
#15
Jinx lord
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Now please Klingberg next.
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Oct 13 at 11:02
#16
Cregg Button is dumb
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WHAT DIRECTION ARE THE PREDATORS GOING IN SHDJFOSOOABDHFO
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Oct 13 at 11:04
#17
Jinx lord
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Quoting: AndrewLadd
WHAT DIRECTION ARE THE PREDATORS GOING IN SHDJFOSOOABDHFO


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Oct 13 at 11:09
#18
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Quoting: AndrewLadd
WHAT DIRECTION ARE THE PREDATORS GOING IN SHDJFOSOOABDHFO


To quote David Polie, a "competitive rebuild"
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Oct 13 at 11:17
#19
Cregg Button is dumb
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Quoting: toque
To quote David Polie, a "competitive rebuild"


So pretty much “painfully mediocre”
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Oct 13 at 11:26
#20
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D-men be getting paid
Oct 13 at 11:37
#21
Formerly Jamiepo
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Wtf are the preds doing?
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Oct 13 at 12:11
#22
the better zuki
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Ekholm = Petry
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Oct 13 at 12:24
#23
Hakuna Matata
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Edited Oct 13 at 2:07
Nashville should be in rebuild mode not sign good players mode.

I would have waited till the deadline had this deal ready and when he was traded to his new team it comes with an extension, giving Nashville a bigger return in the end.

But I guess they want to still try and compete
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Oct 13 at 12:28
#24
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At least he’s not making Nurse money
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Oct 13 at 12:35
#25
I dislike JFresh
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Quoting: CJets
At least he’s not making Nurse money


Nurse is gonna be worth that very soon
 
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