Discussion in 'Boston Bruins' started by BiGBear8, Mar 28, 2018.
Lets go!! Happy to have the Captain for another season.
I understand why it's a 1 year, what I meant was I could understand why people would be apathetic/down on this deal if it was 2/3 years at 6+ given his age.
1 year @5 + incentives is a-okay with me.
Didn’t think he’d take a discount. He is notoriously careful with money.
I’ve heard writers say that he has this reputation around his teammates. The guys on big contracts will pay for everyone’s dinner and things like that sometimes. One of his former teammates said Z never did that and said something like: “He has a padlock on his wallet...”.
He got full compensation for his value and good on him. No reason for him to take a discount.
Personally, I don't think he's worth $6.75m any more. Maybe he should start picking up some tabs for the younger guys because I think they will be carrying him on the ice next year
If that's true then I guess he won't be buying all of his teammates presents like Bergeron did. What a lousy captain.
when they learn how to kill penalties so he doesn't have to play over 3 & a half minutes a night on the PK then maybe he'll start picking up their tabs
Awesome! The Bruins will have much more cap space to play around with next year than the year after - with many important RFAs to be signed before the 2019-2020 season - so the true “hometown discount” will likely be signed in the 2018-2019 season and will be appliacable for the 2019-2020 season.
I’m sure Sweeney and Chara discussed many different contract options and in doing so discussed the framework of the future deals that we all know he will sign - that is where I believe the “hometown discount” contract is going to be.
Speculation but it makes a lot of sense with the timing.
Pretty sure that McAvoy was out of that game and one of the other PK Dmen was in the penalty box at the time.
I'm glad that he can still do one thing (PK) to earn almost $7m per.
Great news! He’s been terrific this season and I’d imagine both he and the team wants to go year-by-year from now on.
Awesome! They still need the big guy for another year or two .
Z among D in the NHL is:
#36 Time on Ice
#32 Time on Ice even strength
#2 Time on Ice Short Handed (on the 5th best PK team in the NHL)
#35 in the NHL for hits
and going to get a base salary of 44th as it stands now not including what others will sign for this offseason.
sounds about right too me if anything he is giving more than a lot of guys with bigger cap hits.
what game? I'm not talking about a single game. He averages 3:41 per night on the PK (2nd in the league). And get out of here with that "he only does one thing" BS. You're better than that & know that's not true. That's just one reason he's still extremely valuable. He also leads the team in TOI overall, is on a 27 point pace with no PP time any more, and is the best mentor for young D you could ask for.
and if I can't ignore the bonuses until we know what they are then you can't assume he hits them either.
Not huge on keeping Chara; it's fine for one year, I guess. But, McQ is the weakest of that bunch, including Z and he should be dealt.
He is also 45th among Dmen in even strength points. So even the point production is right on par with the cap hit.
Really why?I like the 1 yr at a time.If he has a good yr. you resign him for same money,if he has an of year,than Bruins offer less money.
I thought you were talking about that shift where he played 3 minutes on the PK in a row.
I'm just not a fan of his game at this stage of his career. Defensively, he's still above average in certain situations, but he can't handle the puck any more and he's slower than molasses on a cold winter day. I think his young D partners the last two years have covered up some of the warts.
This is nothing new. I have felt this way for a few years now and was kind of hoping he would retire.
Chara for Joel Ward and a 3rd.
"Chara’s new contract calls for $5 million in salary next season and includes an easily achievable $1.25-million bonus if he plays 10 games, according to a source. The Bruins captain can earn an additional $250,000 bonus if the team qualifies for the playoffs in 2018-19 and another $250,000 if it wins the Stanley Cup."
Bruins sign Zdeno Chara to one-year extension with reachable bonuses - Sportsnet.ca
If he hits his incentives, whatever they are, does the $1.75m Cap hit go on the books next year, or the following season (the way Iginla's did)??
So, $6.5m at the minimum.
That's the cap hit, right? 5M + bonus 1.75 against the cap?
Probably when the guy is an iconic face of the franchise
It could be. Could be all this year, or the bonus next year.
It is rather a lot. Perhaps they have a gentleman's agreement to overpay him in 18-19, with the intention of underpaying him in 19-20 when the kids have to be paid. I don't know how closely this would be to cap circumvention territory though - a 40+ player getting less money seems like it would be easy enough to explain.
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