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11-05-2009, 11:10 AM
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Originally Posted by RegalRangers View Post
I don't know guys. That contract really is a monster. And last time I checked Vinny is not Ilya Kovalchuk.

This could be Gomez/Drury/Redden all over again.
I do not want to be handcuffed by bad contracts anymore. If I'm bringing anyone to this team for a big, long-term contract it's got to be a bonafide gamebreaker like Kovalchuk. That's why we got Gaborik - when healthy he is a bonafide superstar. I think we should stick to that line of thinking. The only big contracts we take on should be as close to sure bets as possible.

We can't gamble with a contract that big and that long. Bob Gainey is not going to bail us out of all our bad long term contracts - although he actually might if it were Vinny...
You mistaken for putting Vinny in the same category as Drury/Gomez/Redden (Although Wade once was a superstar)

Vincent Lecavalier is an elite hockey player and talent. I would have no problem paying 7 million per season for an elite player instead of Drury.

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