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06-01-2012, 11:07 PM
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Rask's New Contract

Alright, I was reading another thread and it was turning into "what are they gonna pay Tuukka." So I figured I'd make a thread about it. With Thomas or not, Tuukka's an RFA, and I'm interested to see what his value may be and for how long. It does look like he'll be the #1 next year, so that has to count for something obviously.

I think he deserves a 3-year/10.5m contract. Some may say high for a career backup so far, but the guy has pedigree and he's hungry to take the reins. I think this deal gives the Bs stability for 3 years, it's not too expensive, and the Rask camp can be happy because he gets a significant raise and he will be 28 (UFA) when it expires. At this point if he lives up to his capabilities the Bs would have no problem throwing him a full starter's deal, and he gets paid big time.

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Depends on the lenght.

I see two things for Tuukka:

1) short term (1-2y) at 2.5-3M
2) longer term (3-5y) at 3.5-4M

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Depends on the lenght.

I see two things for Tuukka:

1) short term (1-2y) at 2.5-3M
2) longer term (3-5y) at 3.5-4M
He's going to make more than 3m even if it is a short-term deal, especially with the "Thomas situation". He knows the leverage he has, and if the Bruins aren't willing to pay him the money he's looking for, other teams will.

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Depends on the lenght.

I see two things for Tuukka:

1) short term (1-2y) at 2.5-3M
2) longer term (3-5y) at 3.5-4M
I agree.

I'd guess 3 years in the mid to low $3's. Something like 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 for a $3.5 AAV.

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He's going to make more than 3m even if it is a short-term deal, especially with the "Thomas situation". He knows the leverage he has, and if the Bruins aren't willing to pay him the money he's looking for, other teams will.
He`s under the Bruins control as a RFA, that "leverage" he has wouldn`t look so good when he`s standing between the pipes in Columbus if his demands become unreasonable. It`s not like Tuukka is 30 and this will be his last chance at cashing in big time.

And.....he`s won exactly nothing thus far

My preference : 3.5 per for 3 yrs

Could also see and be ok with 5 year 20 mill

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He`s under the Bruins control as a RFA, that "leverage" he has wouldn`t look so good when he`s standing between the pipes in Columbus if his demands become unreasonable. It`s not like Tuukka is 30 and this will be his last chance at cashing in big time.

And.....he`s won exactly nothing thus far

My preference : 3.5 per for 3 yrs

Could also see and be ok with 5 year 20 mill


I'll agree with those numbers. I'd actually prefer the latter.

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I agree.

I'd guess 3 years in the mid to low $3's. Something like 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 for a $3.5 AAV.
That makes the most sense to me too.
He first has to prove that he can be a solid NHL starter. Don't get me wrong, he had a great 09/10 regular season but during the playoffs he wasn't that great.
Overpaying for him right now would be a terrible mistake and a 3 year deal around $3 would be the best solution for everyone. Let's hope that's what happens

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The Bruins are making it a habit of signing players to deals that keep them RFA at the end of the term(Krejci,Lucic). I can see the Bruins doing the same here. it may cost a little more, but they will retain his rights. I can see his salary being 3m per.

If the Bruins choose to sign him longer term and buy some of his UFA years it will cost them more. probably 4m per.

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I'm guessing about 2 or 3 years at 3.5 mil a year.

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Let's just hope that he/his agent don't abuse the current situation.
IMO he can demand even more now.

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I think 3 years at 9-10 million so 3-3.33 cap hit per year.

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Two years 7 million.

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Let's just hope that he/his agent don't abuse the current situation.IMO he can demand even more now.
I may be incorrect; but isn't Bill Zito the agent for both Rask and Thomas.

Kinda of fishy that it was Thomas' agent and not Timmy informing Chia of Timmy's desire to skip a year?

Looks like the agent is in the driver's seat.

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I hope it's 5 years worth 18-20 million. Seems fair for both sides, we get to lock him up at a fair price and Tuukka gets fair money.

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Most years they can get.

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I think the B's should lock him up long term.

Try and get him for 6-7 years... Brings him until he is in how low 30s. Might have to give 5M or so but an elite starter, which he should be is worth that. He could easily get 7+M if they sign him to a short term contract and he rises to that elite level.

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I think he'll get Antii Neimi's deal.

4 years, $15.2M... $3.8M per season.

He's less proven, but actually better than Neimi. And he's going to be paid to be the starter now. Nothing short-term for transition... It's Tuukka's time to cash in.

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3 years @ 3.5 per is my guess.

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Either lock his ass up long term (5 years minimum) or go short. If we go short we must retain RFA rights. How many years until he is eligible to be UFA?

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Alright, I was reading another thread and it was turning into "what are they gonna pay Tuukka." So I figured I'd make a thread about it. With Thomas or not, Tuukka's an RFA, and I'm interested to see what his value may be and for how long. It does look like he'll be the #1 next year, so that has to count for something obviously.

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Thoughts?
there are comparables who have established the going rate... other highly reguarded kids who were being given the starting job without having proven they are starters yet

from carey price to jaroslav havlak and from jimmy howard to valamov in colorado and even jamie quick out in LA we see that kids with rask's resume/potential never are able to get a contract this expensive.

id guess he will end up with a 2 year deal between 2.5 and 2.8. he wont want to lock in long term for short money and he hasnt earned big money yet.

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I may be incorrect; but isn't Bill Zito the agent for both Rask and Thomas.
Kinda of fishy that it was Thomas' agent and not Timmy informing Chia of Timmy's desire to skip a year?

Looks like the agent is in the driver's seat.
Seriously? Now that sounds fishy, if it's true. Leveraging one goalie to bump the other's new contract. Good for Tuukka, bad for Chia.

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there are comparables who have established the going rate... other highly reguarded kids who were being given the starting job without having proven they are starters yet

from carey price to jaroslav havlak and from jimmy howard to valamov in colorado and even jamie quick out in LA we see that kids with rask's resume/potential never are able to get a contract this expensive.id guess he will end up with a 2 year deal between 2.5 and 2.8. he wont want to lock in long term for short money and he hasnt earned big money yet.
unless you're Ricky DiPietro.

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My only prediction: If it takes longer than a few more weeks for Tuukka to sign, this board will be awash in "prima dona," "money-grubber," "selfish *******" and "trade his ***" comments.

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I may be incorrect; but isn't Bill Zito the agent for both Rask and Thomas.

Kinda of fishy that it was Thomas' agent and not Timmy informing Chia of Timmy's desire to skip a year?

Looks like the agent is in the driver's seat.
Yes he is.

Yes it was.

Again.
, yes he is.


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I want Rask signed 3 years at least

However if i'm Rask, i'd sign a 1 year deal

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