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Marc Savard signs 7yrs, 4.007mAAV with Bruins

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12-01-2009, 08:56 AM
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Nice work by Chia to lock up Savard, if this is indeed true.

$4.2 mil is an absolute steal for what he brings.

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fantastic for the Bruins.

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Nice contract here. Hopefully Simon Gagne gives a similar discount to Philly.

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12-01-2009, 09:02 AM
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I hope Kane, Toews, and Keith followed suit. Their contracts will be announced in the near future.

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he's already 32. The term is too long. He's on a decline now.

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he's already 32. The term is too long. He's on a decline now.
jealous.
That's a heck of a deal.

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Good deal cap wise....I'm sure they'll be a little bit of front loading in the contract.

4.2 for a guy that will give 80-90 points a year....

Now you top 3 centers are all at 4.5ish million....great for the cap!!!

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Nice!

Hanging onto the core and waiting for all those firsts to develop. Bright future for Beantown. Bruins will be good for a long time.

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The mother of all steals. Wow. When I heard the rumours I didn't believe them. Savard will be 39 throughout the last year of this contract and I still expect him to be contributing then. It shows that he believes in the organization and wants to win more than anything.

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12-01-2009, 09:08 AM
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I hope Kane, Toews, and Keith followed suit. Their contracts will be announced in the near future.
The huge age difference means Savard isn't a very good comparitor for those three.

Pretty good contract for Boston, though fans might not love it by the 6th year.

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jealous.
That's a heck of a deal.
It's a heck of a deal for the next couple of years at a minimum. But like a lot of these very long term deals, it'll be very interesting to see what happens when he's 36, 37, 38 and 39. Can the teams convince these stars to retire? Do they demote them to the minors? Or do the guys stick around and play?

Looking at the Nylander deal as a current example, it seems to me these NHL teams have no real intention of honoring the contracts once the player becomes overpriced. If that turns out to be true, signings like these are great for the teams and not for the players (how happy is Nylander with Washington, I wonder?). Of course, they make a complete mockery of the CBA. But then there's no honor among thieves, as they say.

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He's an ideal fit in Boston. He's been a damn good players and a very underrated point producer. 4.2 is very good us the NHL because it will hopefully show that he's not greedy and that other's need to take less but sign long term to keep their teams in tact.

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I just merged the two threads on the Savard signing. Apologies if it looks confusing.

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wait...i thought he was signing with the Leafs this summer?

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Great deal for the Bruins. A little too long for my liking, but great nontheless. As the one poster said it looks like 5/25 with 2 years on the end. Gets the cap number down and the Bruins some room to add or keep the core.

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sick deal!!!!!

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Another good contract front loaded I bet.

Great numbers.

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It's a heck of a deal for the next couple of years at a minimum. But like a lot of these very long term deals, it'll be very interesting to see what happens when he's 36, 37, 38 and 39. Can the teams convince these stars to retire? Do they demote them to the minors? Or do the guys stick around and play?

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Nylander's getting paid $4 million this year to sit on his ass. I don't think he minds.

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wait...i thought he was signing with the Leafs this summer?
He's going to demand a trade don't worry

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Great cap hit for Boston at the moment... but given his age, I expect he will play out the full term. He's what, 39 years old when this contract expires? He should still be reasonably productive as well by then.

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Amazing contract...great signing

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Great cap hit for Boston at the moment... but given his age, I expect he will play out the full term. He's what, 39 years old when this contract expires? He should still be reasonably productive as well by then.
even if he declines to a 50 -60 point player at the end 4.2 mil isnt outlandish even at that point. and with it being front loaded hed be pretty attractive to a team looking to add cap dollars without adding actual payout so he will continue to have decent value. his vision and passing will keep him productive longer than your speed demon scorers generally are and he will pretty much always be a good pp specialist even at 39/40 years old

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Holy ****. This is a steal.
you may not think that in 4-5-6-7 years

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The huge age difference means Savard isn't a very good comparitor for those three.

Pretty good contract for Boston, though fans might not love it by the 6th year.
As a Boston fan, there should be 5 good years preceeding those last 2 years, so even if we (as fans) don't love those last 2, we'll have plenty of good times before then. And while I'm not sure that Savard will be a $4m player at the age of 38 & 39, I wouldn't be surprised if he was still producing to some extent. I'd be shocekd if it was truly dead money.

I can't stress how much I love this contract.

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you may not think that in 4-5-6-7 years
In 6-7 years, Savard will likely be bought out with either $666,667 paid out over two years or something like $2,000,000 paid out over four years. Barring an unforeseen NMC on those last two years, of course.

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