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Oliver Kylington loses out on millions of dollars after bad advice from agent


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Josh Tupper
July 6, 2024  (11:45)
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Oliver Kylington's decision to decline a contract offer from the Calgary Flames may have cost him a significant amount of money in free agency. Kylington, who battled mental health issues and missed the entire 2022-2023 season, made a successful return to the NHL last season, playing in 33 games.

The Flames had expressed interest in bringing him back and offered him a one-year contract worth less than his current $2.5 million cap hit. However, on the advice of his agent, Kylington declined the deal, seeking a two-year contract worth around $3 million, similar to Timothy Liljegren's deal.
Don't think he owed the franchise anything, but clearly the Kylington camp miscalculated in TITANIC fashion the market out there for him.

Looks like a bad bet that other teams were out there willing to go multi-year.

Hope he remains in the league next season. Great person.

Unfortunately, Kylington has yet to find a multi-year contract or even an NHL contract, and it appears he made a mistake by following his agent's advice. Despite his successful return to the league, Kylington may now have to settle for a one-year contract with a low annual value if he wants to remain in the NHL.
Kylington's situation serves as a reminder that sometimes agents don't have all the answers, and players must make informed decisions about their careers. It would be great to see Kylington get another opportunity in the league, but for now, his future in the NHL remains uncertain.
Kylington's story is a cautionary tale for players and agents alike, highlighting the importance of careful consideration and strategic decision-making in contract negotiations. As the NHL free agency landscape continues to evolve, Kylington's situation serves as a reminder of the potential risks and consequences of declining contract offers and seeking more lucrative deals.
Source: Blade of Steel
Bad advice from agent costs Oliver Kylington millions of dollars
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Oliver Kylington loses out on millions of dollars after bad advice from agent

Did Oliver Kylington get bad advice?

No, it was a safe bet510.9 %
Yes, he did3473.9 %
It was worth the risk715.2 %
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