Salary Cap: Kapanen's next contract

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  1. HappyGilmourr

    HappyGilmourr Registered User

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    What does Kapanen get on his new deal and can we keep him?

    He's super fast, big, and can finish. He's the perfect player for the modern NHL and I think he has 70 points in him.
     
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    Bridge him around 3 million a year. Depending how things work out with a certain Swedish player then maybe we can make it longer term.
     
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    I'd bridge him and use some of the cap space we will have in 2-3 years to sign him longer.
     
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    Bridge him at about 2 million aav (and that’s assuming he hits 40+ points)/

    Keeping him dirt cheap for 2-3 years gives the team a lot more flexibility capwise and we aren’t really sure what he is offensively yet
     
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    Isn't the answer, comparbles ...

    His contract would be based on his production.

    Same as everyone is suggesting for the other forwards going forward.
     
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    Current pace 35 goals, 70 points. I don't expect this to drop below 20/60 at any point this season. He'll do better than 20 goals without any PP time. Most likely 30 if Babs stops being an idiot (that's a tall order for sure) and puts him on the 2nd PP.
     
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    $3m x 3 outta do it.
     
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    This thread literally makes no sense 14 games in. We shouldn't even be having this discussion till the season is over. It's all hypothetical.

    If he continues his current pace and goes PPG, you bet your ass he's getting 7m+. However, he could easily turn out to be a 50-55pt winger, and could be offered something like 3-4M on a bridge
     
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    He is the perfect bridge candidate but likely prices himself out of town after the bridge.
     
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    Looks like he will put up more points than Nylander ever has so I’m thinking it has to be 8.5 x 8 minimum.
     
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    Why would he do that? We like good players that take market value or less. I hope he's a Leaf for a very long time.
     
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    So do I but I cant see the leafs being able to afford him in like 3 years if he continues his pace.
     
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    He'll likely land around 55 points this season, and continue his career as a 55-60 point player who can play PK and PP (If Babcock keeps him there).

    I have always envisioned him as a Patrick Sharp like player. Do I think he can reach P.Sharp's peak? No. But he'll be a slightly-less effective version of him and that's great for us.

    Core:

    xxx - Matthews - Nylander
    xxx - Tavares - Marner
    xxx - Kadri - Kapanen

    Everyone else can be replaced (Including Johnsson, Brown, Hyman) within our development pipeline in Bracco, Grundstrom, Korkshov, Moore, etc. I would love to keep Johnsson (Still high on him, he just needs confidence) and Hyman if we could.
     
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    if he hits 60pts then he'll be asking for an Ehlers type deal , doubt he'll hit 60 pts however with Babs suppressing his point totals by not giving him any pp mins
     
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    If i'm Kyle Dubas, Im calling his agent right now offering him 4.25 million/year for 7 years. Or 3.5 for 5 years. He "hasn't proven much" and this could act as a safety net incase Babs decides hes a 4th liner again
     
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    It might be by design. If he hits 70 points it's possible we can't keep him. If he hits 50 points we can probably lock him up.
     
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    Nah, it's just Babcock.
     
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    Bridge or trade. Kap is the type of player that will be a cap casualty, if you want to keep the big-4 and still have players on defense.
     
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    The Zaitsev contract if he is down (won't be). Otherwise give him a 3-4 year bridge.
     
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    His current sh% is 21% and that’s going to fall off a cliff sooner rather than later (also has a high PDO).

    Our management group is smart enough not to fall for small sample sizes. We don’t have to lock up every player long term because they have a hot start.
     
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    Bridge/mid range term deal most likely. Good to see he's absolutely making the most of his current opportunity, but if Nylander re-signs, I think Kapanen could end up on the third line and Kadri's wing over the longer term.
     
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    I'd easily do 3 x 3. I might even do 4 x 4. My fear is his value soars to 5 + million and we can't keep him longer then 1-2 years.
     
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    He reminds me of Kyle Connor from Winnipeg.

    High-speed, high-energy forechecking type players who work best as a complimentary piece to superior players.

    Kapanen being a year older and less experienced, I think we can get away with a 2-year bridge.
     
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    If he puts up 60 points then I’d say just bridge him similar to Sam Reinhardt, something like 2 years, 3.3 per or something. He can get a raise once we get over the Marleau contract.
     
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