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01-31-2010, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by RH63 View Post
I really don't think we have to give up as much as it's rumored.

TB has to realize that Vinny will only be a 2nd line centerman as long as Stamkos is there. And therefore, Vinny isn't going to produce the way he did prior to Stamkos arrival.

I'm thinking something along the line of Stoll, and Purcell should get it done.

Next year could look something like this:

Schenn or Richie-Vinny-Brown
Richie or Schenn-Zeus-Simmonds
Well... It won't cost us the same as Kovalchuk, but is will cost us a lot more than that. As I said, Vinny has Kopitar numbers, regardless of the extra million, he is a very good center who has hit the 100 point and 50 goal marks. He is a franchise player and will cost some assets to acquire. His contract gives you a discount, but they won't move him if you are going to only offer a second line center and a prospect with diminished value.

Let's not fool ourselves. Lecavalier >>> Stoll.


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