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Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« on: September 27, 2019, 01:30:40 PM »

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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2019, 01:35:06 PM »

Which is .166 cap % per point, for those of you keeping track at home.
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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 01:40:06 PM »
EW projected $5mil, so the market has officially changed!

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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2019, 01:42:10 PM »
WE GOT ONE
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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2019, 01:46:24 PM »
If Laine starts caring about hockey again, this could be a steal. On the other hand, if he plays like he did for most of last season (basically all of it other than November)...
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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2019, 01:47:09 PM »
I was hoping this would drag into the season.

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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2019, 01:51:28 PM »

This deal may as well have been subtitled "I Don't Want to Be in Winnipeg".
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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2019, 01:57:35 PM »

This deal may as well have been subtitled "I Don't Want to Be in Winnipeg".

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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2019, 02:11:56 PM »
Virtually identical to Panarin's 2-year deal ($6mil AAV) signed a few years ago. Panarin's had a 8.22 CH% while Laine's is 8.28%. Panarin arguably had slightly better stats to back that up with though. His deal brought him directly to UFA status as well while Laine will still have 2 more seasons of RFA eligiblity.

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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2019, 02:27:18 PM »
He gets arbitration rights after this year, right?
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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2019, 04:46:45 PM »
So of the big RFAs that have since signed:
Marner - 6 year term for the totality of his prime, semi-expensive today but cost controlled through expansion + start of new tv deal
Point - 3 years to try to shed Tyler Johnson's deal until Point re-ups for hopefully a long-term team friendly 12M
Tkachuk - 3 years, 9M QO which sets the mark for the Gaudreau negotiation at the same time
Laine - 2 years, leading to a protracted arbitration/trade me argument down the road
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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2019, 10:58:53 AM »
If Laine starts caring about hockey again, this could be a steal. On the other hand, if he plays like he did for most of last season (basically all of it other than November)...

It could be a steal for the next two years and an absolute kick in the nads in year 3 to 10 when he goes for broke after "caring about hockey again" for two seasons.

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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2019, 11:21:55 AM »

This deal may as well have been subtitled "I Don't Want to Be in Winnipeg".

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His agent will be Dustin-g up the housing markets?

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Re: Laine signs 2 year deal, 6.75 AAV
« Reply #13 on: September 28, 2019, 12:23:06 PM »
So of the big RFAs that have since signed:
Marner - 6 year term for the totality of his prime, semi-expensive today but cost controlled through expansion + start of new tv deal
Point - 3 years to try to shed Tyler Johnson's deal until Point re-ups for hopefully a long-term team friendly 12M
Tkachuk - 3 years, 9M QO which sets the mark for the Gaudreau negotiation at the same time
Laine - 2 years, leading to a protracted arbitration/trade me argument down the road

There’s an article in the athletic today on this:

https://theathletic.com/1237089/2019/09/28/how-much-did-the-maple-leafs-overpay-on-their-big-3-rfa-deals-and-will-it-even-matter/

One perspective is the leafs are blessed having won the Matthews lottery, taking one of the best #4 draft picks in memory, and striking a home run on their #8 pick, which often just wind up as a 2nd or 3rd liner or worse.  That gave them the best trio of rookies in decades statistically.  A consequence is that the leafs, unlike any other team, found themselves in a situation where they had a historic group of rookies come up as RFAs at the same time. We had to pay a little more for that than others did when they had guys come up one at a time because collectively, they had more power.  But the benefit is we have a top-5 team. It’s a good place to be.