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11-23-2010, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Chariot View Post
Vanek gets paid 7.3 MILLION DOLLARS per year until 2015....
Which is the length of Gaboriks deal, and its just under 7.2 and the only reason this could be a smart move is because if there is chemistry there you have you top 4 wingers set for the next 4 years.

Vanek - Stepan - Gaborik
Dubinsky - Anisimov - Callahan

Vanek would be 30 at the end of his deal vs Richards for example who would be 34-35.

All i'm saying is consistency within the lineup especially with your top end players is important. All the great players have all said they like knowing with who they're playing with game in game out so they can read off each other. It's one thing to mix them up during a game for a spark but usually all-stars like knowing linemates game in, game out. Look at San Jose's top line, Ottawa when it was a dominant top line, Detroit Zetterberg, Datsyuk, holmstrom, Chicago, ect...

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