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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #80 on: Monday July 26, 2021, 03:45:24 PM Eastern »
The rumor mill says OV is expected to sign a 4 year deal at "about" $10M per. I didn't expect him to ask for or get a big raise, especially with the salary cap being frozen. I expect a lot more contracts to be be more realistic as well.


That's fairly reasonable.  I mean...it's outrageous but from Ovi's perspective, that's pretty reasonable.  As long as it isn't 5, 6,7 years
I'd be okay with a 4 year deal at 10m. Get's him that prestigious 7 figure salary like very few others and top salary for the Caps.




I'm curious what he'll do at the end of that 4 years when he's 40 or so goals short of Wayne's record.  Maybe he will play for free to get there.   :sick:

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #81 on: Monday July 26, 2021, 06:19:29 PM Eastern »
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #82 on: Monday July 26, 2021, 07:37:30 PM Eastern »
Pretty sure I know where the Caps can trim a cool $7.8m in cap space  8)   
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #83 on: Monday July 26, 2021, 09:50:18 PM Eastern »

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #84 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 08:07:33 AM Eastern »
Doesn't break my heart and opens the spot for Fehrevary.  Seems like a decent return with two 2nd round picks and for once, the Caps are actually gaining draft picks, instead of trading them away.  I do hate to lose his toughness though - although I'm sure Carlson will step up!

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #85 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 10:11:59 AM Eastern »
Doesn't break my heart and opens the spot for Fehrevary.  Seems like a decent return with two 2nd round picks and for once, the Caps are actually gaining draft picks, instead of trading them away.  I do hate to lose his toughness though - although I'm sure Carlson will step up!
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #86 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 01:50:03 PM Eastern »
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #87 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 02:48:40 PM Eastern »
five more years at $9.5M per...

https://novacapsfans.com/2021/07/27/capitals-re-sign-alex-ovechkin-to-four-year-million-contract/




The fact that it is 5 years means that Ovechkin, and the Caps, clearly have their eyes set on #99 ......

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #88 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 05:55:26 PM Eastern »

The fact that it is 5 years means that Ovechkin, and the Caps, clearly have their eyes set on #99 ......


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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #89 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 06:35:56 PM Eastern »
Well....we shall see.
Not horrible.  Saw a lot of hate posted about how dumb this is and overpaid and screwing the franchise, blah, blah, blah.  decline of players at this age, etc.
I get it, except Ovie really has showed no decline so far.  I expect he will in coming years, but not enough to make this out as bad as some are saying.  People are whining because you are showing a commitment to the face of your franchise to keep him here his entire career?  Complaining they are paying THE BEST GOAL SCORER EVER to walk this earth to be just slightly the highest paid guy on the team and likely not even in the top 15 of the league?....the same salary he was making 13 years ago?  Actually it's about $38.4k less per year than his previous contract so he took a very slight paycut.


There are currently 22 players making even or better money than Ovi.  I'd say he's probably worth being in the top 23 in the league.


9.5 for 36 year old Ovi is better than 8.0 for 31 y.o. Johhny Q Norris, IMO


9.5 is actually better than I expected.  I thought for sure it would be 10+.  5 years is a year more than I expected, but hey - he breaks the record here with that.



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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #90 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 06:45:33 PM Eastern »
my only complaint is I wish he signed for less money, but that would just give management an excuse to not cut bait with a couple guys that should go
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #91 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 06:49:49 PM Eastern »
Dillon to the Jets for 2 second round picks (2022, 23)
https://novacapsfans.com/2021/07/26/report-capitals-jets-working-on-trade-that-would-send-brenden-dillon-to-winnipeg/


It's nice to see the Caps actually GET some draft pics for a change, rather than constantly selling them off just to get rid of bad contracts.


I'm actually sorry to see Dillon go.  I think he will be missed here.  His toughness is lacking in most of the rest of the lineup.  Nice to have the 3.9m back to play with.  I'd think I'd rather lose Shulz and his 4.0m salary gone than Dillon.  Shulz is a puck mover though....I  just hate losing size and toughness.
I sure hope we aren't hanging our hats on Kempny and Jensen to take up any toughness slack.  Makes me wonder if they are seriously talking to Groot for another bargain year.
I'd like to see Fever or Alexeyev get real playing time.  Sounds like Fever is the next up.
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #92 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 06:51:27 PM Eastern »
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #93 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 06:56:24 PM Eastern »
I sure hope we aren't hanging our hats on Kempny and Jensen to take up any toughness slack. 


They probably see the writing on the wall. "Toughness" will be a 2 minute penalty here shortly..

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #94 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 06:58:00 PM Eastern »
With Ovi signed, that leaves about 4.1m in cap space and only an 18 man roster....


with um....0 goalies on it.


so two roster spots will go to Goalies.....


Anybody know what Sammy is going to cost?  I'm assuming some sort of short term bridge deal to keep the cap cost down, but is that 2.5....3.0...?  What's he worth?
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #95 on: Tuesday July 27, 2021, 07:14:26 PM Eastern »

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Makes me wonder if they are seriously talking to Groot for another bargain year.

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i think they are, he could definitely help Fehervary
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #96 on: Wednesday July 28, 2021, 03:46:41 PM Eastern »
Seattle just signed Gruby to a six year deal which means they have no need for Vtec....
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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #97 on: Wednesday July 28, 2021, 04:41:00 PM Eastern »
Seattle just signed Gruby to a six year deal which means they have no need for Vtec....
They'll probably pilfer a couple draft picks from us, for his 1 remaining year, before he's too expensive for us to afford..   :) :wackysmile:


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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #98 on: Wednesday July 28, 2021, 06:24:19 PM Eastern »
I feel sorry for Vitek. He just went from fighting for a starting spot in Seattle, to trade bait.  I'm not sure he would want to come back and I think the Caps will just wait and pick up a backup from the guys that are left standing after the music stops.


Still waiting for the one more trade the Caps have to make, whether it is Kuzy or somebody else.

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Re: What happens now.
« Reply #99 on: Wednesday July 28, 2021, 07:11:59 PM Eastern »
He's back! Gonna be in a similar cRap situation next year, when he's a UFA, but at least we have him back and it only cost a 2023 2nd round pick.. Could be worse!


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