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Florida Panthers signed Michael Matheson (8 Years / $4,875,000 AAV)

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Oct 7 at 7:39 pm
#1
Michael Matheson has signed a new contract with the Florida Panthers.
STANDARD CONTRACT
LENGTH: 8 YEARS
SIGNING TEAM: Florida Panthers
EXPIRY STATUS: UFA
VALUE: $39,000,000
SIGNING DATE: October 7, 2017
SOURCE: CapFriendly
SEASONCLAUSECAP HIT AAV S. BONUSES P. BONUSES NHL SALARY AHL SALARY
2018-19$4,875,000$4,875,000$500,000$0$3,500,000$3,500,000
2019-20$4,875,000$4,875,000$0$0$3,500,000$3,500,000
2020-21$4,875,000$4,875,000$0$0$3,500,000$3,500,000
2021-22$4,875,000$4,875,000$0$0$5,000,000$5,000,000
2022-23$4,875,000$4,875,000$0$0$4,000,000$4,000,000
2023-24$4,875,000$4,875,000$2,500,000$0$6,500,000$6,500,000
2024-25$4,875,000$4,875,000$2,500,000$0$6,500,000$6,500,000
2025-26$4,875,000$4,875,000$2,000,000$0$6,500,000$6,500,000
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Oct 7 at 8:14 pm
#2
fence
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 174
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Don't know what they're thinking locking an unproven player up for this long and this much.
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Oct 7 at 8:15 pm
#3
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 65
Likes: 31
Time to shed more salary.
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Oct 8 at 11:46 am
#4
V2 Panthers GM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 1,134
Likes: 163
Steal or Bust contract.
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Oct 9 at 10:22 am
#5
Not Banned
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 616
Likes: 469
Quoting: EthanK24
Steal or Bust contract.


So it's not gonna be a fair value contract?
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Oct 9 at 11:06 am
#6
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
Posts: 12,777
Likes: 572
Panthers are putting a lot of faith in 17 point Dman, to offer that contract. Time will tell. .Compared to Ekblad's deal, Matheson's deal might be a steal.
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Oct 9 at 1:31 pm
#7
Caps Fan // NSH v2
Joined: Nov 2016
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Quoting: palhal
Panthers are putting a lot of faith in 17 point Dman, to offer that contract. Time will tell. .Compared to Ekblad's deal, Matheson's deal might be a steal.


Ekblad has all the talent in the world, he just can't stay healthy. That's what might hold him back
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Oct 9 at 3:47 pm
#8
CanadianProud12
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 160
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Matheson? They could have waited for Sergei Bobrovsky or a better DMAN for Ekblad and co.
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Oct 10 at 9:47 am
#9
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 1,029
Likes: 83
Matheson has great potential, but why pay long and hard for unrealized potential?
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Oct 10 at 12:10 pm
#10
Pens Fan - Devils GM
Joined: May 2017
Posts: 753
Likes: 51
Not good to many years for unproven player. And way to high salary. It should have been a 2 year $2,000,000 show me contract deal.
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Oct 10 at 3:32 pm
#11
LongtimeLeafsufferer
Joined: Jul 2015
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Quoting: Missouri
Not good to many years for unproven player. And way to high salary. It should have been a 2 year $2,000,000 show me contract deal.


A guy from Missouri want a "show me" contract. Most appropriate.
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Oct 10 at 4:09 pm
#12
V1 Fla / V2 Ari
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 9,316
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The kid is an underrated talent. Locking him up now is smart. 8 years is a little bit of a unnecessary gamble IMO this just feels like they want to be "that" team that has a star player for cheap but I've seen this guy play in multiple places. Real deal. Not Erik Karlsson scoring ability but a top 2-4 two way dman who can put up 30-40 points a year. Kind of like a Ryan McDonagh style player. Not a juggernaut in any specific area. Just good in everything.

IMO He was the best dman last year in Florida.
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Oct 12 at 4:19 pm
#13
Joined: Mar 2017
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Eight years? Gross over payment for way too long. I bet there are a ton of fourth line forwards regretting that coach's 'opportunity' to switch to playing on D...
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Oct 14 at 10:29 am
#14
V2 Panthers GM
Joined: Jun 2017
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Quoting: DoctorBreakfast
Quoting: EthanK24
Steal or Bust contract.

So it's not gonna be a fair value contract?

Either he ends up being great and they have him cheap for the next 8 years, or he isn’t as good and they have to pay this guy $4 M for the next 8 years.
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Oct 15 at 12:51 pm
#15
exo2769
Joined: Jul 2015
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Edited Oct 15 at 12:54 pm
I like the move for lots of reasons. Some of which I understand it's what most people wouldn't say is a big deal, but to me...an 8 year deal for less than $5M is year is pretty darn good. Even if you think he's going to be a 2nd pair dman at best. Just think 5 years from now when he's 28 and finally in his defensive prime making less than $5M a year. Crazy contracts are being given out right now. He wants to be apart of Florida which is another thing that's pretty amazing. People Laud Shane Doan for his entire career in AZ and this is a guy that wants to be a shane doan type player...just wants a little more success. It's a risk reward scenario and I applaud Florida for seeing an opportunity and taking it.
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