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St. Louis Blues signed Samuel Blais (2 Years / $1,500,000 AAV)

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15 avr 2020 à 19 h 44
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Samuel Blais has signed a new contract with the St. Louis Blues.
CONTRAT STANDARD (PROLONGATION)
Contrats comparablesCOMPARER CE CONTRAT
DURÉE: 2 ANS
STATUT À L’ÉCHÉANCE DU CONTRAT: RFA
CONTRAT SIGNÉ AVEC: Blues de St-LouisBlues de St-Louis
VALEUR: 3 000 000 $
% DU C.H. : 1,84
DATE DE SIGNATURE: 15 avril 2020
SAISONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV BONIS DE PERFORMANCE BONIS DE SIGN. SALAIRE DE BASE SALAIRE TOTAL SALAIRE DES LIGUES MINEURES
2020-211 500 000 $1 500 000 $0 $0 $1 400 000 $1 400 000 $1 400 000 $
2021-221 500 000 $1 500 000 $0 $0 $1 600 000 $1 600 000 $1 600 000 $
TOTAL3 000 000 $3 000 000 $0 $0 $3 000 000 $3 000 000 $3 000 000 $
15 avr 2020 à 19 h 50
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Great before he was hurt, a bit slower after. Still a good player on this cap. He could be Alex Tuch 2.0 on a cheaper contract.
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15 avr 2020 à 21 h 34
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Much needed extension for a much needed forward.
15 avr 2020 à 21 h 49
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Good young guy, seems like a good energy guy from what ive seen with room to grow,

Easily a good sign
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15 avr 2020 à 22 h 13
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Quoting: AwesomeMatthews
Much needed extension for a much needed forward.


" much needed forward " calm down lol
15 avr 2020 à 22 h 14
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This is a good deal. A young, skilled, and talented player who has provided a lot in a short amoun of time. Future is looking brighter than ever.
15 avr 2020 à 22 h 26
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1 player for the price of 2 players. NHL minimum wage type guy.
15 avr 2020 à 22 h 57
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Quoting: draft_em_sign_em_trade_em
1 player for the price of 2 players. NHL minimum wage type guy.


not even close. Blais has been one of the better performing forwards on the bottom 6.
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15 avr 2020 à 22 h 58
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How do people say this deal is good but the Engvall deal isn't?
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15 avr 2020 à 23 h 01
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Quoting: BeastModeUnknown
not even close. Blais has been one of the better performing forwards on the bottom 6.


Well when he hits over 100 NHL games played than he deserves more than NHL minimum.

I know Dubas gave Engvall $1.25 X 2 yrs before he hit the 100 NHL game mark so.....

Imagine the out rage if Dubas uses this contract to base Goat's next contract. Oddly numbers wise, Goat is a better NHL player, Blais has better AHL numbers so the potential is there.
16 avr 2020 à 0 h 37
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I find it interesting that although only two people left what could even arguably be described as negative comments, 6 people voted "No" this is not a good signing. Sometimes I wish that CapFriendly's software required you to explain a poll vote, or else didn't count it. (You hit the "yes" or "no" button, you're carried to the Reply box, and if you don't hit "Submit," your vote isn't registered.)
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16 avr 2020 à 1 h 38
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Quoting: draft_em_sign_em_trade_em
Well when he hits over 100 NHL games played than he deserves more than NHL minimum.

I know Dubas gave Engvall $1.25 X 2 yrs before he hit the 100 NHL game mark so.....

Imagine the out rage if Dubas uses this contract to base Goat's next contract. Oddly numbers wise, Goat is a better NHL player, Blais has better AHL numbers so the potential is there.


Why does everything have to do with the Leafs.
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16 avr 2020 à 1 h 39
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Quoting: OldNYIfan
I find it interesting that although only two people left what could even arguably be described as negative comments, 6 people voted "No" this is not a good signing. Sometimes I wish that CapFriendly's software required you to explain a poll vote, or else didn't count it. (You hit the "yes" or "no" button, you're carried to the Reply box, and if you don't hit "Submit," your vote isn't registered.)


I have a habit of hitting no on every Leafs signing because they are all bad.
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16 avr 2020 à 1 h 40
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Why does everything have to do with the Leafs.


Good question. Does every baseball moment have something to do with the NYY? No.
16 avr 2020 à 1 h 41
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Quoting: Brian2016
Good question. Does every baseball moment have something to do with the NYY? No.


I wouldn't know.
16 avr 2020 à 1 h 46
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I think people generally look at a players offensive numbers and vote accordingly. Blais has scored only 20 points in 83 career games. His numbers don't reflect those of a player making double league minimum. I think we need to hear from Blues' fans who've watched him play all season. Clearly, Doug Armstrong sees potential here. He's still only a second year player and has developed well since being drafted in the 6ty round. It's amazing how essential depth players are in the playoffs, too. On paper, this seems like an overpay. In reality...I'm not really qualified to answer.
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16 avr 2020 à 1 h 48
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I wouldn't know.


There are millions of Yankee fans outside the NY metro area. Far more Yankee fans than there are Leafs fans outside of Toronto.
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16 avr 2020 à 10 h 49
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Quoting: Brian2016
I think people generally look at a players offensive numbers and vote accordingly. Blais has scored only 20 points in 83 career games. His numbers don't reflect those of a player making double league minimum. I think we need to hear from Blues' fans who've watched him play all season. Clearly, Doug Armstrong sees potential here. He's still only a second year player and has developed well since being drafted in the 6ty round. It's amazing how essential depth players are in the playoffs, too. On paper, this seems like an overpay. In reality...I'm not really qualified to answer.


This could be the most intelligent answer of the day.
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16 avr 2020 à 13 h 39
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A really good question on this extension is how many thought prior to cov19 that Blias at 1.5 million AAV would be steal for the Blues and how many thought that's about right?

I think Blias is amazing personally and this is steal.


But what was he projected to get before cov19?
Did he get less cause of the loss in revnue to the Blues???
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16 avr 2020 à 14 h 07
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Quoting: Brian2016
I think people generally look at a players offensive numbers and vote accordingly. Blais has scored only 20 points in 83 career games. His numbers don't reflect those of a player making double league minimum. I think we need to hear from Blues' fans who've watched him play all season. Clearly, Doug Armstrong sees potential here. He's still only a second year player and has developed well since being drafted in the 6ty round. It's amazing how essential depth players are in the playoffs, too. On paper, this seems like an overpay. In reality...I'm not really qualified to answer.


Blais has been in and out of the lineup (and up and down the lines) way too frequently to have a well-formed opinion on him. I think they could've come together and agreed on a 1 yr deal under 1 million, but the organization sees enough potential in him to opt for 2x1.5m and hope that the 2nd year pays dividends.

Blais is a good middle six wing option. Not the smartest defensively, but a good forechecker; and he finishes every check. The physicality is a huge part of his game, but it also has gotten him into some injury trouble. He has smooth hands and likes to handle the puck. I thought he fit really well stylistically with Perron and ROR but Sanford eventually took over that spot. My guess is that Blais will get some time with them, though, and Sanford could be put to use as the finisher on Thomas' line.
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16 avr 2020 à 14 h 20
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Quoting: Trickster
A really good question on this extension is how many thought prior to cov19 that Blias at 1.5 million AAV would be steal for the Blues and how many thought that's about right?

I think Blias is amazing personally and this is steal.


But what was he projected to get before cov19?
Did he get less cause of the loss in revnue to the Blues???


I would hardly call this a steal. His 82 game point pace for this season was 27 points. Now for a 6th round pick that's only played the equivalent of a season's worth of games, I'd say his ability to stick in the NHL is unexpected and impressive; but let's not act like this guy is going to start potting 20+ goals. He's a decent forechecking forward with a physical edge to his game, but he's not overtly skilled. His playstyle is that of a bottom six forward, so this contract is about on par with that.
16 avr 2020 à 16 h 14
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This is a bad contract.
They gave him way to much. If it was 800 or 900k I'd say great. you just gave a guy 1.5 million per who did not prove he was worth 1.5 million per.
 
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