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Caps Sign Nick Backstrom To A 10 Year Contract

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05-17-2010, 12:48 PM
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DD, I think people are jumping to the wrong conclusion. I think McPhee was offering a 4 year deal or something like that. Semin likely knew Backstrom's deal was in the 10 year range and Ovechkin's 10+. I think Semin wanted more term, not more salary.
I think the one year extension was to give Semin a chance to have a 80 game, healthy season.

I dont think Semin is any different than Ovechkin and Backstrom and Laich and Green that want to play together for the long term.
I am with you on this... and i love that by signing 2nd best player on our team for 6.7 per, GMGM essentially saying NOBODY is going to get more, so... yeah, if Semin is anything like the rest of our young guns he is gonna have to leave some money on the table.

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05-17-2010, 12:50 PM
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10 years? Risky ...
Players tend to stop caring after signing such a long contract.

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05-17-2010, 12:53 PM
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I'm surprised that Backstrom wouldn't try to sign a shorter contract (like say 5 years) and then really cash in on his 3rd contract after then. But it's a good deal for the Caps, and without having to worry about Nylander now (with his NMC off the books), they actually have plenty of space to keep the team together, although they'll be betting on Varly holding down the fort in goal.
Well, there are two sides to it. The team takes on risk, to ensure a stable and predictable salary for the player, plus the assurance he will not bolt for greener pastures.

The player? He might well have been able to make more as he improved down the line, if he accepted shorter deals. What is the upside? Just three years into his career, Backstrom today ensured that he will have banked about $70-75 million in NHL salary by the time be turns 32. At that time, he can retire early if he has accomplished all he wishes to accomplish in the NHL, play on a few short contracts to seek a Cup, or return to Sweden and play a few seasons there. The upside in these deals for a rising young player is security, against the chance of long-term injury.

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05-17-2010, 12:54 PM
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Hows about;

Beachemin
Grabovski
Hanson
Mitchell

for

Semin
Mathieu Perreault
This is better than the original proposal, but I think for something like this to happen, you'd have to get rid of the lesser players (Grabovski, Hanson, and Mitchell) and offer a better prospect (Kadri or Bozak) and/or decent draft picks. Or offer Schenn.

Remember, this is a 40-goal scorer in play here.

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10 years? Risky ...
Players tend to stop caring after signing such a long contract.
Alexander Ovechkin says hello.

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05-17-2010, 12:55 PM
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Gotta love those Swedes for putting the team needs up there with salary. He could have gotten more.

They're very appreciative and thankful for the money the make in this country bc Sweden has like 95% income tax

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05-17-2010, 01:00 PM
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10 years? Risky ...
Players tend to stop caring after signing such a long contract.
Yes, like Alexander Ovechkin stopped caring after he signed that 13-year deal.

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05-17-2010, 01:00 PM
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De-what and goal-who? Hey what veteran forwards are on the market .....
-Signed, GMGM
see for yourself

http://capgeek.com/free_agents.php

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05-17-2010, 01:06 PM
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This is better than the original proposal, but I think for something like this to happen, you'd have to get rid of the lesser players (Grabovski, Hanson, and Mitchell) and offer a better prospect (Kadri or Bozak) and/or decent draft picks. Or offer Schenn.

Remember, this is a 40-goal scorer in play here.
Grabo scored 20 goals as a rookie and is a good 2nd line center.

To Wash:
Beachemin
Mikhail Stefanovich
Jussi Rynnas
3rd rounder

To Tor:
Semin
Mathieu Perreault

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They're very appreciative and thankful for the money the make in this country bc Sweden has like 95% income tax
More like 30%

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Hows about;

Beachemin
Grabovski
Hanson
Mitchell

for

Semin
Mathieu Perreault
Depending on what the Caps' plans are, I think it's not bad, even if I don't have a complete picture regarding some of those Leaf players.

For me, it would depend on whether the Caps can sign one of the UFA defensemen. If they can, they don't need a guy like Beachemin, and it makes more sense to try to peddle Semin for a center or future assets..

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05-17-2010, 01:25 PM
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He's good, but he's not Wade Redden.


Awesome deal for the Caps. I hate them.

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Good signing for the Caps and a wise decision by Backstrom.

Could he have got more money? Probably, but 67,000,000 $ is a ******** of money.

IMO:
67 million + cup contenter + great friends/nice town/great teammates >>>> 90 millions + lottery team + living in the desert without a clue if you gonna like it or not.

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He's good, but he's not Wade Redden.


Awesome deal for the Caps. I hate them.
Redden sucks and gets paid sooo much more than Beachemin (3.8 mill)

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05-17-2010, 01:31 PM
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I am not a big fan of 6+ year deals at all because a lot things can happen in 10 years.
But i have admit that Backstrom is a great player and 6.7 mil is a very good cap hit for guy like him.

So even though i think no GM should sign players for so many years i think it is a good deal for the Caps.

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05-17-2010, 01:34 PM
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I'm only a fan of long term deals if that player has been brought up within the organization, so I love this deal. Backstrom has gotten better every season and has never missed a game, 6.7 is a steal.

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05-17-2010, 01:40 PM
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Redden sucks and gets paid sooo much more than Beachemin (3.8 mill)
my friend.

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05-17-2010, 01:46 PM
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Great job by the Caps front office on this one. As someone said earlier, he's still making less than Drury. Incredible.

The best part of the press conference? When a reporter asked Backstrom if he gave the team a hometown discount and he replied something to the effect of "I don't want to talk about that, I'm just happy to be here for 10 years."

It's not what Backstrom said there that makes Caps fans like the guy so much, it's what he didn't say. Here's to many productive years.

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Grabo scored 20 goals as a rookie and is a good 2nd line center.

To Wash:
Beachemin
Mikhail Stefanovich
Jussi Rynnas
3rd rounder

To Tor:
Semin
Mathieu Perreault
Depth at center is a bit of an ongoing topic lately, so it's hard for me to see GMGM moving Perrault without getting a C in return.

Edit: just saw your other post with Grabovski switched in.

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Depth at center is a bit of an ongoing topic lately, so it's hard for me to see GMGM moving Perrault without getting a C in return.

Edit: just saw your other post with Grabovski switched in.
I don't see where people are getting all this value in Perreault. I love the kid - he was a sparkplug this year when he was asked to step in, and I hope he's with the Caps for a good long while, but he's not a do or die type player, or at least one that would tip any scale in a trade.

In other words, he's not the 2C the Caps need (at least not yet) nor will he get that 2C here.

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I just suppose I would have rather, as a GM, given him a 2 or 3 year deal right up to his final year of restricted status for $5.5 or $6 million and let him reproduce this season again before I paid him like it was going to be an annual thing for him to produce 100 points a season. It just seems like every young forward that has a great year is getting a decade long contract these days.
You do realize that Backstrom was 10th in the NHL in scoring 2 seasons ago and then this year had his 100 point year, right?

He has improved in goals, assists, and obviosly points in each of his three seasons. You make it sound like he just had a break out season.

This is a player you build around, not just some good young player in an ideal situation.

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Grabo scored 20 goals as a rookie and is a good 2nd line center.

To Wash:
Beachemin
Mikhail Stefanovich
Jussi Rynnas
3rd rounder

To Tor:
Semin
Mathieu Perreault
The other players you are offering still wouldn't interest Washington, and the pick isn't high enough. Your second proposal was actually better than this last one.

Keep in mind that Semin has been more productive than Kessel throughout his career, and remember what it took for Toronto to get Kessel? Semin won't fetch the same return. but he'll get more than you've been offering.

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Redden sucks and gets paid sooo much more than Beachemin (3.8 mill)
The guy you quoted was being sarcastic, plus he was talking about Backstrom versus Redden, since Backstrom only makes $200,000 more than Redden now. He wasn't comparing Beauchemin and Redden.

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The other players you are offering still wouldn't interest Washington, and the pick isn't high enough. Your second proposal was actually better than this last one.

Keep in mind that Semin has been more productive than Kessel throughout his career, and remember what it took for Toronto to get Kessel? Semin won't fetch the same return. but he'll get more than you've been offering.
I think the best the Leafs can do is:

Beachemin
Grabo
Stefonavich
Reimer
2nd 2011

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Semin
Mathieu Perreault

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The guy you quoted was being sarcastic, plus he was talking about Backstrom versus Redden, since Backstrom only makes $200,000 more than Redden now. He wasn't comparing Beauchemin and Redden.
I KNOW.....is it not ok to be sarcastic as a leaf fan? or am i just labeled as a fanatic because I like the Leafs?

I was about to write the same obvious thing in regards to Giguere and another goalie but you just had to ruin it!!

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