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5 minutes ago, Provost said:

That is a terrible deal…. Yikes.

 

Doesn’t kick in until he is 30, structured with lots of signing bonus money meaning it it buy out proof.

 

 

 

 

Yeah this one is not gonna age well at all.  The type of game he plays means he'll likely be done in a few years...

 

Kinda weird too in the fact that you'd think the Caps are moving towards a rebuild soon given the ages of their stars.

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I'd honestly say there's more than a 50% chance this contract gets bought out before the end. Might be a decent deal for a year or two, but that's gonna look really rough when he's a third liner in his mid 30s.

 

...Except apparently there are signing bonuses. Reminds me a bit of Lucic's deal back in the day.

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2 minutes ago, HKSR said:

Yeah this one is not gonna age well at all.  The type of game he plays means he'll likely be done in a few years...

 

Kinda weird too in the fact that you'd think the Caps are moving towards a rebuild soon given the ages of their stars.

Going to be nice for the young players they draft to have him on his line to step in if someone decides to goon it up.

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1 minute ago, HKSR said:

Yeah this one is not gonna age well at all.  The type of game he plays means he'll likely be done in a few years...

 

Kinda weird too in the fact that you'd think the Caps are moving towards a rebuild soon given the ages of their stars.

The team salary cap is meaningless during a rebuild.  Look at Chicago this year.  Wilson will be the next captain and his contract will keep the team above the cap floor.  If he's "done in a few years", he can sail off into LTIRetirement like everyone else.

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34 minutes ago, MeanSeanBean said:

Yup, someone sure will. The Caps, when they are paying to dump his cap once his body inevitably starts breaking down. 

Crazy if you don’t think one of the most intimidating PFs of this era will have value with so many old school GMs around. 
GMs have historically bent over backwards to try to acquire players like this even when their game starts to drop off. 
Toronto would give up massive assets for this player. 

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It's crazy to think there's a slim to no chance a players whos averaged 58 games a year since the 18/19 season, who's about to turn 30, whos entire way of play is reliant on physicality, coming off a season ending knee injury, doesn't age well in a contract that takes him well into his mid 30's? Okay, if you say so.

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38 minutes ago, DrJockitch said:

Crazy if you don’t think one of the most intimidating PFs of this era will have value with so many old school GMs around. 
GMs have historically bent over backwards to try to acquire players like this even when their game starts to drop off. 
Toronto would give up massive assets for this player. 

This is true only if he is healthy.  If his knee gives out and he can't even skate around the ice then his value becomes zero.  Based on the fact that he has already torn up his knee once, has had many other injuries as well and is about to turn 30, I would say the chances of Toronto putting in an offer for Wilson is about the same as them winning the cup...

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