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CarltonTheBear:
As expected, Zach Hyman will sign with the Edmonton Oilers just after noon today. Seven years at $38.5 million.

Going to be interesting how Leafs try to fill that huge hole here.— James Mirtle (@mirtle) July 28, 2021
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Zach Hyman signs 7 Yr $5.5M Cap Hit Deal #LetsGoOilers

Yr 1 1.55M Salary +1M Signing Bonus
Yr 2 5.1M
Yr 3 7.65M
Yr 4 7.7M
Yr 5 5.425M +1M SB
Yr 6 2.175M+3M SB
Yr 7 2.65M+1.25M SB

Yr 1-5 NMC
Yr 6-7 10 Team "Yes" trade list

Rep'd by Reynolds @uptownhockeyhttps://t.co/KN4kxyThjG— PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) July 28, 2021
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CarltonTheBear:
My model is a pretty big fan of Hyman's and he should be a strong enough fit with either of McDavid or Draisaitl in the short term to make the deal worth it. The back half has potential to age horribly though. pic.twitter.com/TeYorROLdx— dom at the athletic (@domluszczyszyn) July 28, 2021
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Basically how I see it. Hyman's going to really fortify Edmonton's top-6, especially since they seem to have had a problem finding a 4th winger there. He'll give them 4 solid years, maybe drift off in years 5 and 6, and then enjoy an early retirement at year 7 via LTIR.

herman:
I wish him the best.

When he first extended here, I thought it would definitely be his final contract with the Leafs, but around year 2-3, I hoped they'd find a way to go a bit longer. In any case, this is for the best result for both the Leafs and Hyman (and probably not good for Edmonton in like 2 years), so it's a win-win-win in my books.

The best insight I've heard about this signing came from (big surprise) @JhanHky, who I quoted in my deep dive on Hyman a few weeks ago. He argued that a team shouldn't sign players like Hyman, they should "manufacture" them themselves. pic.twitter.com/kDrotFPIt9— JFresh (@JFreshHockey) July 28, 2021
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Nik:

I think we should be clear about what happened here. Hyman earned a big contract. He earned this contract. The only reason this is in any way controversial is because the cap makes it so the Leafs couldn't give him the contract he'd earned.

I'm happy for Hyman, I think he'll be good in Edmonton for   the bulk of this deal but I can't lie and say that watching a homegrown talent earn a contract with the Leafs and watch the Leafs say "We're not allowed to pay him what he's worth" isn't the sort of thing that chips away at my affection for this sport and the Leafs.

L K:

--- Quote from: Nik on July 28, 2021, 10:30:56 AM ---
I think we should be clear about what happened here. Hyman earned a big contract. He earned this contract. The only reason this is in any way controversial is because the cap makes it so the Leafs couldn't give him the contract he'd earned.

I'm happy for Hyman, I think he'll be good in Edmonton for   the bulk of this deal but I can't lie and say that watching a homegrown talent earn a contract with the Leafs and watch the Leafs say "We're not allowed to pay him what he's worth" isn't the sort of thing that chips away at my affection for this sport and the Leafs.

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Agreed.  I hate the cap.  Or at least I hate a rigid cap that helps to promote mediocrity in terms of league performance.  I would much rather have an NBA style cap with a Bird Rights system to let the core of a team stay together.

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