Forums/NHL Signings

Washington Capitals signed Darcy Kuemper (5 Years / $5,250,000 AAV)

Was this a good signing?
The chart has been hidden

Poll Options


Jul. 13, 2022 at 1:59 p.m.
#26
Avatar of the user
Joined: Jul. 2018
Posts: 293
Likes: 210
This is a solid value compared to what was rumored. Jack got exactly what the rumors suggested, so I assumed Kuemper was getting 6 years at over $6M. That makes this a value contract compared to that. Underrated goalie with the only concern being his eye injury, and how it could potentially impact him long term. Overall, Washington waiting to be the last team without a goalie seems to have worked out well, at least compared to what everyone else did.
Jul. 13, 2022 at 2:03 p.m.
#27
Hi
Avatar of the user
Joined: Oct. 2020
Posts: 3,390
Likes: 1,091
Big win for the Caps, they were in need for a starter badly, and now they've got one, but I can't say I'm a fan of the term.
Jul. 13, 2022 at 2:11 p.m.
#28
we miss leo k
Avatar of the user
Joined: Feb. 2018
Posts: 4,658
Likes: 3,799
Quoting: NARC311
Kuemper >> Campbell for sure


I don't think you're wrong but it's going to be difficult for one side to second guess themselves on this deal. mostly surprised the deals were so close in term/AAV, thought Kuemper would clear $6M easy.
NARC311 and thelastlongbow liked this.
Jul. 13, 2022 at 3:24 p.m.
#29
yippee
Avatar of the user
Joined: Jul. 2021
Posts: 2,113
Likes: 2,170
Washington has been Kuemper's expected landing spot for a while, and it's a good deal! The term feels just a little too long but that solid AAV makes up for it. Excited to see how Kuemper does with the Caps.
thelastlongbow liked this.
Jul. 13, 2022 at 3:49 p.m.
#30
NoQuitInNewYork
Avatar of the user
Joined: Jun. 2020
Posts: 1,659
Likes: 551
It’s so surprising that the Stanley Cup winning goaltender got less that 6 Million.
thelastlongbow liked this.
Jul. 13, 2022 at 4:06 p.m.
#31
Mantha cookie
Avatar of the user
Joined: Oct. 2018
Posts: 699
Likes: 342
Quoting: Scooter81
It’s so surprising that the Stanley Cup winning goaltender got less that 6 Million.


Eh he had a bad playoff run, aside from team winning. Seems they won despite him. Plus he's 32 and has had injuries. If it was 4 years I'd be okay with it, but Kuemper had good leverage here, we were desperate and he was basically the only real option for us.
Scooter81 liked this.
Jul. 13, 2022 at 4:06 p.m.
#32
NoQuitInNewYork
Avatar of the user
Joined: Jun. 2020
Posts: 1,659
Likes: 551
Quoting: Kylonetic8
Eh he had a bad playoff run, aside from team winning. Seems they won despite him. Plus he's 32 and has had injuries. If it was 4 years I'd be okay with it, but Kuemper had good leverage here, we were desperate and he was basically the only real option for us.

True
Kylonetic8 liked this.
Jul. 13, 2022 at 4:07 p.m.
#33
NoQuitInNewYork
Avatar of the user
Joined: Jun. 2020
Posts: 1,659
Likes: 551
Quoting: Kylonetic8
Eh he had a bad playoff run, aside from team winning. Seems they won despite him. Plus he's 32 and has had injuries. If it was 4 years I'd be okay with it, but Kuemper had good leverage here, we were desperate and he was basically the only real option for us.


But to be fair in my opinion he’s better than Samsonov and Vanecek
Jul. 13, 2022 at 4:09 p.m.
#34
Mantha cookie
Avatar of the user
Joined: Oct. 2018
Posts: 699
Likes: 342
Quoting: Scooter81
But to be fair in my opinion he’s better than Samsonov and Vanecek


I would bet solid money on that, especially Sammy. Sammy was trash tbh, so much so that the Caps were fine letting a 25yo RFA first round pick walk for nothing.
Scooter81 liked this.
Jul. 13, 2022 at 4:26 p.m.
#35
Retired V2 V3 GM
Avatar of the user
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 2,904
Likes: 796
Was hoping they would bring back Holtby haha
Jul. 21, 2022 at 1:51 a.m.
#36
Hakuna Matata
Avatar of the user
Joined: Feb. 2020
Posts: 22,207
Likes: 16,767
I feel were gonna see the second coming of Grubauer but who knows

Lets see how he does without the support he got in Colorado
 
Reply
To create a post please Login or Register
Question:
Options:
Loading animation
Submit Poll Edit