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The Daily: Did Kraken Have Riskiest Signing?; Danielson Ready?

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Travis Yost of TSN offers a good read this morning with his take on the good, bad and ugly of the free agent signings. The one that caught my eye was his “ugly” label for the Seattle Kraken signing (seven years, $6.3 million AAV) of Chandler Stevenson.

Yost respects Stevenson’s skill set — especially the speed and faceoff ability — but he opines that when I team commits those years and AAV expectations are higher. Will the Kraken get their money’s worth?

“When you are signing players to big deals, you want to be reasonably confident they are driving the bus,” Yost wrote. “When I look at a three-year sample of Stephenson playing with (or without) Stone, I see anything but.”

The analysis of the new Kraken player is worth your time.

 

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