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01-11-2009, 10:03 PM
Le Gros Bill
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Originally Posted by MathMan View Post
I'll believe it when I see it.

If Vinny wasn't saddled by his massive 11-year contract I'd jump on it. Even then, I might still do it; the good part of said ridiculous 11-year contract is that you're getting a 9-million player for a 7.7 million cap hit, at least so long as he is worth 9 million. I'm a big fan of Higgins and Pleky but we have the depth to cover Higgins' loss on the wings and as good as Pleks is Vinny is a massive upgrade.

Too bad it's such a complete and utter pipe dream.
If Vancouver was willing to pay $10 million a season to Sundin and Crosby is worth (according to the deal he signed) $8.7 million a season, Vinny at $7.7 million is fair to me.

He's 28-29 now, and another 10 years would be fine by me. And he's certainly not Rick DiPietro!

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