Hurricanes and Ducks talking Faulk
There have been ongoing talks between the two teams. There are still some details to be worked out.
Elliotte Friedman: Faulk has a partial no-trade clause and the Ducks are on it.
It is believed that the Ducks are interested in signing him to a contract extension.
Elliott Teaford: The Ducks have plenty of salary cap space – around $8.5 million according to Cap Friendly. Faulk makes a little under $5 million this season.
James Mirtle: Faulk’s no-trade clause has been giving the Hurricanes some issues.
McKenzie tweet thread on three-year bridge deals – Werenski, Marner, McAvoy and Provorov
“As we plunge into RFA signing (or not) season, the three-year bridge contract Werenski signed is instructive in understanding some of the dynamics at work, specifically what is the Year 3 salary? AAV is, of course, vitally important but so is the level of compensation in Year 3.
With most (not all, but most) of these RFAs, a three-year bridge deal will leave them one year shy of UFA status when it expires. So the Year 3 compensation amount is important because that ensures the Qualifying Offer for the “fourth” non-contracted year is at least that much.
I keep hearing people say three-year bridge deal will work best for Mitch Marner in TOR. Perhaps. Many throw around $9M or 10M AAV but critical question is what is the Year 3 number? If it’s $12M or $13M and TOR has to qualify at that level and he’s one year from UFA, well…
…on a 3-yr, $9M AAV Marner bridge with a $12M QO in Year 4, it could actually be a 4-yr, $39M ($9.75M AAV). On a 3-yr, $10M AAV with a $13M QO in Year 4, it could actually be a 4-yr, $43M ($10.75M AAV). Either way, MM is set up to walk into UFA in 4 years.
The whole point of a bridge deal, from the club perspective anyway, is you are prepared to trade off risk of player walking into UFA in four years in exchange for a favorable, (relatively) lower AAV over the 3/4 years. A really high QO # in Yr 4 defeats purpose of the bridge.
Werenski‘s deal is much more likely to be a catalyst for the Charlie McAvoy (BOS) and Ivan Provorov (PHI) RFA negotiations than it is for Marner or any of the RFA forwards, but the three-year bridge structure could be a critical factor in any of these RFA negotiations.
Werenski will have salary arb when this deal expires. Or he could negotiate a long-term extension before then. But worst case, he’s gets a $7M QO in Year 4 and walks himself to free agency. So the three-year, $15M deal could be viewed as no worse than a four-year, $22M deal.
Odds are both Werenski and CBJ will want to get a long-term deal before he gets to UFA but the three-year bridge and fourth year QO is the floor for what player will get if he walks into UFA. It’s why the $ amount received in Year 3 is so important to viability of a 3-yr bridge.”