Oh boy. 6.1M until he's 41, that's wild.
You'd have to be on drugs to think this was a good idea. What are you doing hextal?????
Term was the most important part of the negotiation here, not aav
This is going to age very badly.
a little less AAV than i expected but wow that term is BRUTAL
Way too much term. He’s 35. Would’ve been excellent 5 years ago
That's like Vlasic bad.
Adding onto this point: if this contract was signed with the intention of him not playing out the full six years (ie going on LITR and becoming a trading asset), that sounds a lot like cap circumvention.
This contract is like J.R never left the Pens.
Penguins: How much term do you want?
That definitely is a contract
Yikes the performance decrease will happen and that cap hit till he is 41 even yikes. This is one of those buyout contracts down the road. And the next GM of the Penguins scratches his head to the previous GM....
That's way too much term holy....
hahahah hope the Pens fans crying that he'd only sign for 4+ over $8m are happier with this anchor lolol
Did Hextall not learn that giving a Dman a boatload of Money until they are like 40 doesn’t work, like Suter, Weber, Heck even Brent Seabrook and Duncan Keith, I don’t get it
The NExt Zdeno CHara
The AAV would be fine if it were like 1 or 2 years, but 6 years? My god…
this is honestly just the worst contract I've seen the pens sign in a long time
Why 6?? 1-3 years would be great, anything more gets into the realm of anchor, why 6!?
Have fun with this contract in 5, hell, 3 years
These comments are exactly why I don’t use this site anymore besides the GM game. But I needed a good laugh and I definitely came to the right place.
This contract is absolutely brilliant. Do you really think for a second that Kris Letang given his injury history will play out the entirety of the contract? Absolutely not. He will be sent on LTIR like the Weber / hosss deals towards the end. The contract kept the AAV ridiculously low for the initial years of the deal, and in the “ugly” years of the contract, he will be on LTIR.