Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by mymerlincat, Oct 19, 2018.
That seems quite high for a guy who has 37 points at the NHL level.
He's probably worth it. But his agent did a good job to get that money, most guys with that resume get less. Just look at what Arvidsson got after a 61 point season. Same term, and 4.25.
Some would say it’s a Tuch too much
Eh..at 7 years that sounds fair. I'd be surprised if Tuch isn't a 40-45 point player at the least going forward. Cap going up a lot and you buy UFA years.
I am a huge Tuch fan, seems a little high AAV though.
I remember when these long term deals were exclusively for star players
Not like I see much of him but... that's pretty high for a guy with his numbers. Am I missing something?
Oh dear, rantanen is gonna get 10.
Tuch played well lately but he scares me as a player. His effort level goes up and down and I could see him having an insane season of 35 goals and I could see him also having lows of 10-15 goals.
Not bad actually, could be a steal in a few years
Quite the commitment for 37 points. I think this will end up fine in the long run, but geez. Arvidsson signed for $4.25M after a 61 point season only a year ago.
Great contract. 2-3 years from now, north of 4M will be veteran 3rd line winger money.
As long as there aren't egregious signing bonuses, any time a team can get a well under 26 player they believe in signed long term it's a huge strategic advantage since for the next few seasons these contracts can be bought out for 1/6th of the cap hit if things go badly.
Because there are no more back diving 13 year contracts, identifying these young stars and locking them down 7-8 years is going to be a huge part of building a contender. Yeah, anybody can tell MacKinnon is going to live up to a 7 year deal, but a Theodore and Tuch are on a level below the kind of players that typically get locked down. Or at least, they've proven less. Signing these guys to these kind of deals could provide a massive advantage of a team gets it right.
Could very well become a steal if the cap continues to rise and and he develops further.
As a VGK fan I see two potential outcomes for this deal in the long run:
He showed some flashes of brilliance last season after starting in the AHL and was playing his best hockey at the end of the year. Had 6 goals and 4 assists playing mostly third line minutes. Has great power forward size with above average speed for someone as big as he is. He still has room to grow (skills wise) and reminds me a lot of Tomas Hertl. I couldnt be happier about him being a part of the team for the next 7 years.
This is the Tom Wilson contract effect. Players who are potential PF's are harder to get than ever and you will now have to pay a huge premium to retain one. Vegas got 3 UFA years.
Gonna be a steal in a few years.
Love his game. Vegas is betting on this being a steal in the next two years.
Meh, I would have done a bridge, but Vegas has cap space to throw around.
I hear you man. The next year is going to be scary. Sincerely, a leaf fan.
I like the theodore deal better but this is still not a bad one.
He's only had one NHL season, so I don't think it's out of the realm to think it's possible that this contract becomes a bad one.
He's more Mark Stone than Tom Wilson
He probably would have been asking for a 4m bridge after this year.
That could end up being a really good contract pretty soon.
It could be a good or even a great contact, but giving a seven year old deal to a guy who has one season under his belt just seems quite high.
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