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Forums :: Free Agency Tracker :: Luostarinen Signing Another Sneaky Steal in FLA.
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Location: Brampton
Joined: 08.09.2006

Jul 28 @ 10:20 AM ET
Luostarinen Signing Another Sneaky Steal in FLA. He was VERY much a part of the Panthers defeating the Bruins in round 1, and has crazy upside. Signing him at a $3M AAV over 3 Years is another gem of a signing for the Panthers.
Joined: 04.13.2021

Jul 28 @ 10:57 AM ET
What's so amazing here. He was an RFA. He probably could have taken a 2-year bridge deal at a higher salary. But he goes 3-years at a lower cap hit. Why would he do that? This takes him to UFA status. So if his game continues to progress he's a 29-year old UFA ready to cash in. So I see nothing special here. Now if Florida got him to sign a 6-8 year deal for something in the $5-6M range...hmm, interesting bet on the player developing into an excellent top 6 player and having him locked up through several UFA years.