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Rick Sadowski
Joined: 06.27.2006

Jul 31 @ 1:26 PM ET
Rick Sadowski: 7-year, $35M extension for Girard
Aaron_85
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 04.22.2014

Jul 31 @ 1:51 PM ET
I am by no means an avs expert but is he worth that much? Seems like a million or 2 overpaid. I suppose he projects to better than his current totals.
JetsAvs
Season Ticket Holder
Winnipeg Jets
Location: Kelowna, BC
Joined: 01.20.2009

Jul 31 @ 1:57 PM ET
wow..... do we have a lockout coming to protect the owners from themselves?

I can't fault a guy for wanting to get paid, but why the term with what I'd say is a drastic over payment.... this deal makes the Trouba deal look like a steal.
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jul 31 @ 1:59 PM ET
Bill Meltzer brings up a good point about it on another thread, tho


“The Girard deal is more team-friendly than player friendly in the long term (as long as he keeps developing as hoped). It doesn't kick in until 2020-21, which means he is giving up three years of UFA eligibility on the back end.”

- Meltzer
mgriffen
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto
Joined: 02.01.2012

Jul 31 @ 2:01 PM ET
I am by no means an avs expert but is he worth that much? Seems like a million or 2 overpaid. I suppose he projects to better than his current totals.
- Aaron_85


He's expected to be a high caliber dman. I think the term will make it a brilliant signing...unless he falls off the face of the earth of course...
Levit8
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Gilbert, AZ
Joined: 07.24.2015

Jul 31 @ 2:09 PM ET
Tanner says this is a good deal.
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jul 31 @ 2:18 PM ET
Tanner says this is a good deal.
- Levit8

So does Meltzer. Cancels out.
Jack Straw
Buffalo Sabres
Location: CO
Joined: 02.21.2018

Jul 31 @ 2:33 PM ET
This will turn out to be even better than the Josi signing.

If you watched the Avs in March and watched them vs Calgary and San Jose in the playoffs, you know this was a steal for the Avs long-term.

uofcguy
Calgary Flames
Joined: 03.18.2019

Jul 31 @ 2:36 PM ET
Tanner also praised the deals for Schmaltz, Dvorak, and Chychrun. As well as the Domi for Galchenyuk trade. So his hockey knowledge is pretty low. But he's a great role model.
Cloud
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Stockholm
Joined: 06.20.2012

Jul 31 @ 3:31 PM ET
Seems like a great deal in my eyes. Klingberg type of deal.
MR. E
Montreal Canadiens
Location: ON
Joined: 06.26.2019

Jul 31 @ 3:52 PM ET
This will turn out to be even better than the Josi signing.

If you watched the Avs in March and watched them vs Calgary and San Jose in the playoffs, you know this was a steal for the Avs long-term.

- Jack Straw


As it stands he might be "1m" "over paid" for the next season or so all things considered. After that he becomes a fair contract, moving into a bargain deal. I think hes a solid top 4 LH puck moving D man who is still 2 years away from entering his prime. Solid deal and a good piece for the Avs to lock up. I really like the way the Avs are coming together, thanks to Ottawa for the help on that one
RafiDRW
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Bill Cosby’s Magic Wiener, TN
Joined: 04.16.2016

Jul 31 @ 4:25 PM ET
This is a great deal. Keeps him until 28 or so? Fantastic. Being paid second pairing money as he continues to get better and better, while the cap hit becomes a less and less percentage every year? Fantastic.
goavsgo10
Colorado Avalanche
Location: Landeskoging, NY
Joined: 02.14.2010

Jul 31 @ 9:52 PM ET
People who have seen Girard play: Good deal

People who haven’t: Bad deal
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Jul 31 @ 11:36 PM ET
Rick Sadowski: 7-year, $35M extension for Girard
- Rick Sadowski


Dev's aired on the safe side with Butcher 3 years 3.73M AAV. Kid had 74 points through his 2 seasons, Girard had 48........ A bit risky, but if he can be a #4D or better, than its money well spent.

As for Rantanen, do you think the Aho deal will be a close comparable?
Dyaciuk
Colorado Avalanche
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Joined: 02.26.2007

Aug 1 @ 7:18 AM ET
Dev's aired on the safe side with Butcher 3 years 3.73M AAV. Kid had 74 points through his 2 seasons, Girard had 48........ A bit risky, but if he can be a #4D or better, than its money well spent.

As for Rantanen, do you think the Aho deal will be a close comparable?

- bikeguy99


One thing to take note of though is that Girard currently is still younger than Butcher was at the beginning of his first contract.

This deal has the potential to be better than Barrie's is and we all know that Barrie is getting paid next year. I would say Girard is slightly behind Barrie offensively at the same age, but has been leaps and bounds better defensively. His positioning is outstanding.

I think Rantanen is looking at about a million more than Aho per year. The numbers are better for him consistently so far.
Scabeh
Montreal Canadiens
Location: The type of performance that Toronto gave, was probably equivalent to an ECF run - Lamp, QC
Joined: 02.25.2007

Aug 1 @ 11:08 AM ET
People who have seen Girard play: Good deal

People who haven’t: Bad deal

- goavsgo10


Most likely.

This is a great deal for the Avs. It'll look like quite the bargain very soon.
Avsrchamps01
Joined: 06.27.2012

Aug 1 @ 12:21 PM ET
He's going to get better, puck moving D men like him don't grow on trees. Like this signing.