A little overpaid, but it's not that bad. He's a great middle 6 guy with nice defensive skills to help.
He's a top 9 forward, but lacks consistency. As a pens fan, I was hoping he would take less or we'd move on from him
less than his qo? W
Guess he's staying around for the time being.
His QO was 800K ...
Maybe the second year brought down the AAV?
How did this dude get us the 15th overall pick
Pittsburgh is over the cap now. Yeesh.
The QO is not the amount he was making on the last year of his contract. All contracts are build differently and Kapanen QO was 800K
Timo Meier is making 6M but his QO is 10M
Under Calculators, there is the option of : Qualifiying Offer Calculator and you can see the QO of players
Kapanen was at 800K
They are still carrying 1 too many blueliners so I think Ty Smith (waiver exempt) starts in the minors. Friedman probably doesn't make the squad if P.O. Joseph impresses in camp.
Just carry 1 scratch forward instead of 2 and they'll be cap compliant.
I was hoping we'd pay him around $2,000,000 max. He was ok during the season but playoffs I was very disappointed. He was quiet and didn't use his strengths (speed) to make a difference in the game.
2.35 was the QO. You need to calculate the signing bonus he earned.
Some Pens fans think he's top 6 material based on some flashes when in reality he's still not established enough in the league to be a regular top 9 because of his lack consistency.
Potential is there, but this contract could go south real fast and be his last in that city.
the point here may have been less about keeping Kapanen, and more about granting the team an additional buy-out window due to this resolving the arbitration filing.
It’s not a good contract; but, it’s kind of a savvy move, if that’s what the purpose here was.
WHAT?!?!?! Ty Smith has so much potential? how could that even be possible with how awesome he's been so far in the NHL... lol
Anyone interested in buying low on a slightly used Kaspari kapanen still with elite horsepower?
Well I guess now we’re just going to watch him turn up inside the blue line for 2 more years…