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Colorado Avalanche signed Ross Colton (4 Years / $4,000,000 AAV)

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Jul. 17, 2023 at 5:49 p.m.
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Ross Colton has signed a new contract with the Colorado Avalanche.
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SIGNED BY: Chris MacFarland
Length: 4 years
Value: $16,000,000
Expiry Status: UFA
Cap % Tooltip: 4.79
Signing Team: Logo of the Colorado AvalancheColorado Avalanche
Signing Date: Jul. 17, 2023
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Ross Colton signed a 4 year, $16,000,000 contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Jul. 17, 2023. The contract has a cap hit of $4,000,000.

SEASONClauseCap HitTooltipAAV TooltipP. BonusesTooltipS. BonusesTooltipBase SalaryTooltipTotal SalaryTooltipMinors SalTooltip
2023-24$4,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$4,100,000$4,100,000$4,100,000
2024-25NTC$4,000,000$4,000,000$0$500,000$3,500,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
2025-26M-NTC$4,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$4,000,000$4,000,000$4,000,000
2026-27M-NTC$4,000,000$4,000,000$0$0$3,900,000$3,900,000$3,900,000
TOTAL$16,000,000$16,000,000$0$500,000$15,500,000$16,000,000$16,000,000
Arbitration Requested Icon ARBITRATION: This contract was signed following an arbitration filing
CLAUSE DETAILS: M-NTC details to be determined
CLAUSE SOURCE: CapFriendly
Jul. 17, 2023 at 5:54 p.m.
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Oliver Wahlstrom just signed for just over league minimum and has a better PPG.
Jul. 17, 2023 at 5:58 p.m.
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Seem a bit high for a guy of his caliber. With Landeskog probably not playing again, if he has a role on 1st or 2nd line that could become a good deal, but I doubt it tbh.
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Jul. 17, 2023 at 5:59 p.m.
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500k-1M too much, but I think he will live up to that deal
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Jul. 17, 2023 at 6:02 p.m.
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I was hoping for about 200-300 less. He's either going to live up this number or fall woefully short. I'll hope for the first, but it's a risk, no doubt. Also we are now making a LARGE bet that him and Wood find chemistry fast.
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Jul. 17, 2023 at 6:02 p.m.
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Wow…jersey kid does good.
Jul. 17, 2023 at 6:03 p.m.
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Minor overpay.
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Jul. 17, 2023 at 6:14 p.m.
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That's a lot for Colton. On the brightside, Colton is an awesome player and will be very productive for the Avs. Love the player
Jul. 17, 2023 at 6:19 p.m.
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Quoting: Orr28
Oliver Wahlstrom just signed for just over league minimum and has a better PPG.


This signing is an overpay, but comparing Wahlstrom to Colton is pointless. I like both guys, but Colton brings far more in his game than just points. As it stands today he’s a much more complete player than Wahlstrom.
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Jul. 17, 2023 at 6:35 p.m.
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Overpay, but not by much. Might be better to see how Colton does this upcoming season before judging if this was a fair deal or not.
Jul. 17, 2023 at 6:39 p.m.
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Overpay but not crazy. USA! USA!
Jul. 17, 2023 at 6:47 p.m.
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I think this is a slight overpayment, and a bit too long.
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Jul. 17, 2023 at 6:49 p.m.
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Yeah, I agree with most people here. This is an overpayment, so I voted no. HOWEVER, it is not such a large overpayment that it will be big deal for the team. Furthermore, he wouldn't have to improve that much to live up to the contract.
Jul. 17, 2023 at 7:04 p.m.
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Quoting: JuanDamienNebraska
This signing is an overpay, but comparing Wahlstrom to Colton is pointless. I like both guys, but Colton brings far more in his game than just points. As it stands today he’s a much more complete player than Wahlstrom.


Colton's linemates didn't do him any favors either... have to imagine he plays in Colorado's top 6 next year, a tad better than Pat Maroon and Nick Paul
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Jul. 17, 2023 at 7:09 p.m.
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Quoting: BroadwayBlueshirts
Colton's linemates didn't do him any favors either... have to imagine he plays in Colorado's top 6 next year, a tad better than Pat Maroon and Nick Paul


Unlikely unless the Drouin or Johansen experiments fail miserably. At least not on a permanent basis. Injuries of course can alter things too.

Top lines are likely:
Drouin-MacKinnon-Nichushkin
Lehkonen-Johansen-Rantanen
Jul. 17, 2023 at 7:12 p.m.
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Unlikely unless the Drouin or Johansen experiments fail miserably. At least not on a permanent basis. Injuries of course can alter things too.

Top lines are likely:
Drouin-MacKinnon-Nichushkin
Lehkonen-Johansen-Rantanen


Forgot about Drouin tbh
Jul. 17, 2023 at 7:17 p.m.
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Makes sense now why Tampa Bay traded him. They couldn't afford to pay him that much. Still sucks he's not a Bolt any longer, but wish him well in CO.
Jul. 17, 2023 at 7:33 p.m.
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Overpay for a middle 6 guy.
Jul. 17, 2023 at 8:07 p.m.
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Quoting: BroadwayBlueshirts
Forgot about Drouin tbh


BUT if Drouin sucks Colton will be the insurance policy for that top 6 without a doubt. If RyJo doesn't have enough legs he could overtake that spot as well. Camp will be interesting.
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Jul. 17, 2023 at 8:44 p.m.
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Overpay, but we can live with it ig.was hoping $3.75 max
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Jul. 17, 2023 at 8:46 p.m.
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Knowing Colorado Colton will score 60+ points next season
Jul. 17, 2023 at 8:46 p.m.
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Most people here seem to think he's only a little overpaid.

Really?

And these same people think Warren Foegele is a cap dump?

Foegele v Colton
Jul. 17, 2023 at 9:43 p.m.
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Quoting: Deadsy
Unlikely unless the Drouin or Johansen experiments fail miserably. At least not on a permanent basis. Injuries of course can alter things too.

Top lines are likely:
Drouin-MacKinnon-Nichushkin
Lehkonen-Johansen-Rantanen


Good I hope for Colorado's sake he's not dumb enough to put Drouin in the top 6. Colton is the much better player.
Jul. 17, 2023 at 9:45 p.m.
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Overpay, but we can live with it ig.was hoping $3.75 max


I knew that was the starting point.
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Jul. 17, 2023 at 10:13 p.m.
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Quoting: Boltsbeathabs
Good I hope for Colorado's sake he's not dumb enough to put Drouin in the top 6. Colton is a much better player.


Drouin will have more than a few games alongside Mackinnon, that was one of the main points in why he signed with the Avs. The real question is whether he has any games in the top six in 2024. If not then the Avs will most likely look to the trade route would be my guess, that or play it safe until Rantanen is signed long-term.

Colton is a really good player who along with Wood could make an excellent third line, Avs have learned in the past that they can't be a one or even two-line team.
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