Discussion in 'Vegas Golden Knights' started by MordredGK, Oct 19, 2018.
Another one locked up long term
5 team NTC kicks in the last 3 years of his deal
I figured he'd get a 4m bridge contract this year but locking him up before he becomes worth 5-6m is fantastic. Tuch yeah.
Assuming Tuch doesn't stagnate, this is pure wizardry by McPhee. Either that or Tuch really loves it in Vegas.
Sounds like he's ecstatic to stay with LV.
Love the deal, and am a big Tuch fan. I hope he makes this deal look like a bargain. Can't wait till he's back on the ice.
Tuch in for more Tuch!!!
Depends on how he does this season. If he put up similar numbers to 2017-18 then a 2-3 year bridge should be more in the $3-3.5m range imo.
Tuchsy shoots, he scores!
Hello VGK fans & fellow hockey fans. Congrats on the magical season & amazing run to the SCF '18. Also congrats on having (former Red Wing draft pick & player) Gerard Gallant as a coach & signing Stastny, 2 great assets in the Knights organization.
That being said, I'm surprised at the reaction in this thread over this 7 yr signing. Not so much the $, though 4.75M is quite a bit for a 1 season sample size, but the term is surprising. I guess GM GMcPhee is a risk taker & divergent thinker, which I can respect, but wow...
If this were Ken Holland our board would be lit up & the thread would be shut down after 10 pages of adverse reactions.
Nothing against Tuch, big, RHS power forward, 22, good rookie year etc. If he isn't putting up 50 pts consistently & being average or better defensively for 4-5 of those years, I'd see this as a fail. Conversely, that should be doable flanking Stastny w/Patches. I see Tuch as the next Chris Stewart, but for VGK's sake, their fans & the NHL I hope I'm wrong. Then again, he could be the next John LeClair, albeit more intense/physical & that'd a good bargain.
How is he defensively? How are his underlying #'s/advanced stats?
Good post. I think it will pay off but this contract is a gamble.
Worst case scenario they can buy him out after the 2nd year of his new deal for less than 800k cap hit.
50 points would probably cost 5-6m in today's market, more so if you want to eat up 3 years of free agency. Very smart, heady hockey player that loves to stand in the blue paint. He's usually pretty reliable in his own end. Absolute best case scenario he becomes sort of a mix between Blake Wheeler and Mark Stone.
I definitely think he's going to be a star for VGK. Nevermind the 2nd line, Patches-Glass-Tuch could be the top line in 3 years or so.
He's got one season with 37 points, he's not a game breaker imo. It still is a high value contract, since he is a skilled play maker.
This signing also signals extreme confidence to me that Karlsson will not return to 40 goal form or perhaps not even 30 this year. With his lack of shooting probably not a bad gamble.
I was honestly shocked to see this, term and $$. I like him as a player and believe he has some upside, but not sure he's going to be top 6 in the next couple of years. I'm happy that there will be one less contract drama to play out next year, though.
This is more about having an extra million or so for Schmidt's next contract IMO.
I know almost everybody here follows another team but some of us listen to other team's fans a bit too much IMO. It's OK to be excited about many of our players.
There were moments from the season last year where Tuch looked like a dominating force on the ice, future captain of this team. There were other moments (perhaps too many), however, where Tuch was a non-factor who was unable to close the deal.
Let’s hope the call “He shoots. He scores!” becomes a regular thing the next several years.
Good contract for both player and team.
It doesn't signal anything at all about WK. Everything this team does isn't predicated on Wild Bill. He is just one player who happens to be outperforming same point last year.
I love this deal. I see him as a lock for top 6 soon. Kid has major upside. This will look like a steal by the end of his contract.
After signing seven-year extension, what is Alex Tuch's...
This is a futures contract. It's a gamble to a certain extent. But he's young, he works hard, he fits this scheme and coach, plays a full surface game, showed well in the playoffs last year, and he's big and improving. There's a reasonable chance he ends up being a bargain for Vegas too.
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