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Washington Capitals signed Lars Eller (5 Years / $3,500,000 AAV)

Was this a good signing?
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Feb 10 at 10:56 am
#1
Lars Eller has signed a new contract with the Washington Capitals.
STANDARD CONTRACT
LENGTH: 5 YEARS
SIGNING TEAM: Washington Capitals
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
VALUE: $17,500,000
SIGNING DATE: February 10, 2018
SOURCE: www.nhl.com
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV S. BONUSES P. BONUSES NHL SALARY AHL SALARY
2018-19$3,500,000$3,500,000$1,000,000$0$5,000,000$5,000,000
2019-20$3,500,000$3,500,000$1,000,000$0$4,000,000$4,000,000
2020-21$3,500,000$3,500,000$0$0$2,500,000$2,500,000
2021-22$3,500,000$3,500,000$0$0$3,000,000$3,000,000
2022-23$3,500,000$3,500,000$0$0$3,000,000$3,000,000
Feb 10 at 11:05 am
#2
Joined: Dec 2017
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One of the best 3C's in the league. I like the cap hit, but not sure about the term, the last 2 years might be a problem. Gonna say it's still a good contract for now though.
Feb 10 at 11:08 am
#3
Caps GM v3
Joined: Nov 2016
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Interesting. He got exactly what he’s making now. I expected Stephenson to fill the 3C role next year, but I’m okay with Eller staying since he didn’t get a raise
Feb 10 at 11:16 am
#4
Habs/Pens fan
Joined: Oct 2017
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Eller is a 3C, plain and simple. However 5 years is way too long.
Feb 10 at 11:42 am
#5
fence
Joined: Jun 2017
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Takes him till he's 33 years old...hmmm
Feb 10 at 11:53 am
#6
Point is Clutch
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Should have been 3 years IMO. Cap Hit is fine.
Feb 10 at 12:34 pm
#7
Moulson beer is meh
Joined: Jan 2017
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cap hit is exactly what you would expect to pay for a solid #3 C, term could become an issue. WSH don't seem too bothered about the future though, seeing the term they gave to Oshie, it's all about the now for the Caps
Feb 10 at 2:03 pm
#8
Habs GM for V2
Joined: Mar 2017
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Glad Eller found a home where he's appreciated.
Typically don't want to give 5 year terms to 3rd line forwards, but it shouldn't be an issue where Eller is involved.
Feb 10 at 4:23 pm
#9
May contain nuts
Joined: Feb 2017
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Cap hit = good; term = bad.
Feb 10 at 4:35 pm
#10
Joined: Nov 2017
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This is an okay deal but Washington can't really afford to celebrate anything until Carlson signs or they land a big UFA.
Feb 10 at 9:30 pm
#11
Coyotes GM V3
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I guess the agreement was: Eller would accepet less AAV for a longer term.
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Feb 11 at 9:50 am
#12
ArlingtonCapitals
Joined: Jan 2018
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The $ is fine, and the length of term will be offset by the rising cap. The deal will look great in 2 years. Additionally, the deal includes no NMC at all, and his cap hit for an acquiring team will only be $3mm come year 3. It's a good contract that is easily moveable if things don't go as well as expected. And Lars is as consistent as they come. Good job by BMGM here.
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Feb 12 at 9:53 am
#13
Analytical Eye Test
Joined: Nov 2015
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Lars Eller is the perfect example of an average NHL player.
Feb 12 at 11:25 am
#14
PENGUINS FAN!!
Joined: May 2017
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I think it is just way to much. The cap is fine but the term is kinda out of whack. I know that the caps have to work around the salary cap so they give him lots of term for less money but still.
Feb 13 at 10:19 am
#15
Frans
Joined: Nov 2017
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Quoting: DoctorBreakfast
Lars Eller is the perfect example of an average NHL player.


You make that sound like its a bad thing :P Not everyone can be McDavid and a good teams need average players in terms of depth!
Feb 13 at 10:29 am
#16
Analytical Eye Test
Joined: Nov 2015
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Quoting: mr_frans
You make that sound like its a bad thing :P Not everyone can be McDavid and a good teams need average players in terms of depth!


I literally never said it was a bad thing, nor did I imply he should be as good as McDavid.
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Feb 14 at 12:51 pm
#17
Frans
Joined: Nov 2017
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Quoting: DoctorBreakfast
I literally never said it was a bad thing, nor did I imply he should be as good as McDavid.

Ah i may have read it wrongly or assumed you meant that him being an average player was a reason for the extention to be bad. My mistake.
Feb 20 at 9:25 am
#18
GM in the Making
Joined: May 2017
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This is a pretty good signing IMO. As has been pointed out, come year 3, this becomes a pretty easy contract to move should the need arise.
 
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