Discussion in 'Washington Capitals' started by Eazy for Kuzy, May 28, 2015.
This was a good take
Not true, according to Lebrun:
Worth every penny.
First full NMC the Capitals have handed to any player in the cap era. Took 15+ years for it to happen.
He wants to retire a Cap and IMO has earned what he will be making.
He's done immeasurable good for the franchise and has been underpaid probably his entire time in the league, but I'm just surprised he got that combination of term and length.
I'm not going to be mad if we suck in 5 years as it's been a hell of a run, but if Ovi is on over $10m, Oshie is on ~$6m and Backstrom is on $9.2m that's a lot of money in players that could be pretty slow in a few years time.
Guessing ownership wanted to pay them their dues which I respect, but I think it could be a tough contract in a few seasons time when we're trying to resign people like Vrana.
At the end of the day I'm glad he's back
I get the concern from some. If we were a ruthless organization like the Patriots we would let Backstrom walk and find a younger, cheaper replacement. But I like rewarding a player like Backstrom who helped rebuild a franchise and gave us our first cup.
In and of itself... I have no complaints.. tremendous respect for backtrom and all he has done. I would say with his age and the term he got, he is probably 1-2M overpaid (on this deal.. was underpaid on last one).. but piggy backing on some posters here, I have concerns that there are too many aging players on high cap hit deals.
It's fine if the Cap goes up consistently and/or Ovie takes a pay cut.
Not crazy about Backstrom taking up over 11% of the Cap if it doesn't increase.
Reminder that Jeff Skinner has a 9M AAV. Matt Duchene, Ryan Johansen, and Logan Couture have 8M AAV. Anze Kopitar has a 10M AAV. Jonathan Toews has a 10.5M AAV.
This isn’t overpayment when compared against other UFA-aged 1Cs. The only recent contracts this doesn’t look favorable compared to are the ones signed by RFAs (Aho, Draisatl).
I don’t see the issue. Backstrom is literally occupying the same percentage of cap space as previously. Even if Ovi gets over 10 million he will be occupying the same percentage of cap space as now.
So we’re looking at these guys literally occupying the same space as now. We’re there really any people expecting to make a net gain in cap space after all of this?
We’re literally going to have the same percentage of space to play with as the last 10 years
Those cap hit% are at the time of the signings. Because Ovie and Nicky signed for so long last time, they’ve had 10 years of cap inflation to reduce their cap hit% on the current rosters. They won’t have 10 years left for that to happen on these contracts.
Well, Backie getting a NMC is kinds like Tom Brady and Giselle Bunchen signing a contract that states they agree never to have a threesome with KickSaveDave. I mean sure, its unusual and was never done before, but was it really needed? The likelihood was always next to zero.
Someone help me out with the Cap rules here. His AAV is 9.2 so that counts against our cap every year he's playing, right? But what if he retires a year or two early, when his salaries are $5 and $2M. How much would we save if he does retire, or if both I have a threesome with Tom and G, and he gets traded, say in year 4?
It’s not a 35+ contract, so if he retires, he’s off the books entirely. Unless they retain salary on a trade, he would also be off the books.
Anyone got any thoughts as to why the annual value goes up and down like that? Could understand if it was front loaded, but don't get the random drop in year 3 (3m SB, 3m salary) only to be followed by 5m SB 5m salary the next year
Probably protection for a potential labor stoppage but I'm not sure
Even then the Ovechkin deal will likely off set the 3% Backstrom increase.
Let’s assume the cap increases the standard $3-4 million ever year. That puts it at $88 million the first year of Ovi’s deal and even a deal of $11 million would only utilize 8% of the cap whereas he currently occupies 12%.
The next Ovechkin deal money balls us into potentially ending up with the same space occupied.
Also, the Caps aren't going full rebuild anytime in the foreseeable future whatsoever. So Nik or Ovi being traded is zero percent chance. This team will contend for a championship as long as they are here and for the playoffs for long after they are gone. Give them the NMC, they ain't going anywhere at all for any reason. They will both play until they each decide they've had enough.
I wonder how much more Nicky pockets but going it alone - and dumping the money grubbing lawyer who just re-uses a contract template.docx and scores big
I know what to do about Backstrom's cap hit. You forget it.
Its just another string in the team salary chart on capfriendly.com. You work with whats left, other players.
Its done, its clear Holtby is gone, we have nothing to fear. Come playoffs, wish guys luck and watch them entertain us.
Now his buddy Hags could pay for that with another relocation.
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