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01-30-2010, 01:19 PM
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The only good thing about Vinnie's contract is the last 3 years of 4 mil, 1.5 mil and 1 mil. Thats only $722,222 buyout per year which was just less then Cloutier and a touch more then MacCauley.

That gives us 7 years of Vinnie at 7,727,273 + 6 years buyout at 722,222 vs 7 to 10 years of Kovalchuk at excess of 8.5 mil plus the uncertanty of him bolting to Russia if he's not happy.

To me these contracts almost even out, so the more important issues become at what assets does it cost to aquire these two and would we be stronger with a superstar combo of centers or a highlight reel LW.


I noticed the first three years of Vinnie's buyout if bought out in his last 3 years, would come with a cap hit of 4.5, 7. and 7.5 million befor switching to 3 years at 722,222 which makes a world of difference. That truely is a horrible contract cap hit wise unless I am reading this wrong?

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