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[NJD] Travis Zajac extended (8 years, $5.75M cap hit)

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01-16-2013, 02:10 PM
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Very fair deal for both sides

Not counting 11-12 since he only played 15 games. In his last 3, full, healthy seasons, he has averaged 58 pts and is one of the league's top faceoff men and defensive forwards. He plays PP and PK at a high level.

Very similar to Bergeron imo, just doesnt get the recognition

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One had many years of restricted free agency eligibility left and had shown an inability to stay healthy, the other didn't
Zajac played 15 regular season games last year...1st injury sure but who knows how it'll effect him in the long run

and Hall has already scored more goals in his second year than Zajac ever has

its a bad contract when you're paying a guy 5.75 million at 34 (see:Horcoff)

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Good were glad you think so
I don't get how you guys think this is such a great deal, He is coming off a injury, he is a mid teir two way player (top very debatable) he is signed for 8 yes 8 years with a FULL NTC and he is getting paid 5.75m.

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decent price, i say

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Devils have insane depth at centre with Elias, Henrique, Zajac and Josefson. Very good deal.

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01-16-2013, 02:15 PM
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I don't get how you guys think this is such a great deal, He is coming off a injury, he is a mid teir two way player (top very debatable) he is signed for 8 yes 8 years with a FULL NTC and he is getting paid 5.75m.
Two way game, great chemistry with kovy, watch some of kovys goals in the playoffs and zajacs set up. He's our #1 center. 5.75 for a #1 is fine

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01-16-2013, 02:15 PM
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he should thank zach for leaving. 5.75 ? yikes.

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01-16-2013, 02:16 PM
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Devils have no money.... Opps!

Can never win with the mooks on this board. First we are going bankrupt, then we overpay, what is the next conspiracy?

In a division with Crosby, Giroux, and Tavares at the pivot the Devils locked up the best two way center in the game.
Not bankrupt any more . JVB took full control of the team, paid off debts and re0-financed

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01-16-2013, 02:16 PM
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Overpayment but he's a good player, and New Jersey would be about 10 steps backwards without him.

Good signing.

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I'm sure escrow has a lot to do with this deal. He's not expected to get full value of the contract so he gets a higher deal.

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I predict Peca like production over the course of this contract at same age.

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Compared to deals that RFA players are getting these days, I'd say this is a fine deal. This is the type of money a talented 2-way center should be making entering his prime years.

Most deals are "overpayments" but the GMs/Owners have no one to blame but themselves for that.

I think it'd be more appealing if the cap hit was 5 but honestly it's a good deal for NJ. They couldn't afford to let him walk.

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Good signing to lock him up for so long. It's not an overpayment.

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about 500k too much but its really not that big of a deal.


I really like Zajac and wished he would hit free agency. Maybe next captain of devils?

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01-16-2013, 02:18 PM
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Compared to deals that RFA players are getting these days, I'd say this is a fine deal. This is the type of money a talented 2-way center should be making entering his prime years.

Most deals are "overpayments" but the GMs/Owners have no one to blame but themselves for that.

I think it'd be more appealing if the cap hit was 5 but honestly it's a good deal for NJ. They couldn't afford to let him walk.
perfect assessment.

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So I guess the new norm for newly signed contracts is a bunch of people screaming overpayment. Welcome to the new CBA folks. Get used to it.

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An overpayment considering other recent deals, 8 years is a long time as well.

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Devils have insane depth at centre with Elias, Henrique, Zajac and Josefson. Very good deal.
This guy is making more then Carter, Richards, Kesler, Bergeron, Pavelski. All of whom are similar players that are better. And they didn't get signed with the cap going down.

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01-16-2013, 02:19 PM
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lmao @ best two way center.

Kesler is 10x zajac, even hurt.
Through Kesler's first 6 seasons in the NHL, he had 213 points and was a +10 in 402 games

Through Zajac's 6 seasons in the NHL, he had 255 points and was a +36 in 423 games.

Weird, huh.
But those just some statistics.
Your 10x number is probably correct though.

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This guy is making more then Carter, Richards, Kesler, Bergeron, Pavelski. All of whom are similar players that are better. And they didn't get signed with the cap going down.
I'm pretty sure all of those guys signed their deals when the cap was much lower than $64.3 million.

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01-16-2013, 02:21 PM
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Everyone saying we overpaid are sad they don't have a chance to sign him
Yeah that's it, or its just that he's overpaid.

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This guy is making more then Carter, Richards, Kesler, Bergeron, Pavelski. All of whom are similar players that are better. And they didn't get signed with the cap going down.
There you go with the "this guy on this team gets paid only this much" argument. Would you kindly look at this from the team's perspective?

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01-16-2013, 02:22 PM
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definite overpayment. same price tag as Mike Richards but at least Richards had 80 point and 75 point seasons and is also better defensively than Zajac. 5.75m over 8 years for a guy that had 44 points two years ago?

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Through Kesler's first 6 seasons in the NHL, he had 213 points and was a +10 in 402 games

Through Zajac's first 6 seasons in the NHL, he had 255 points and was a +36 in 423 games.

Weird, huh.
But those just some statistics.
Your 10x number is probably correct though.
Kesler started in the NHL at 18, Zajac at 21. Big difference there.

What is their current skill level. Who is currently the better player. Their first few seasons in the league mean very little to that.

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