Thread: Proposal: TB/TOR Trade Proposal
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01-18-2011, 11:45 AM
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gabeliscious
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irrespective of vinny's value as a player.....once he signed that contract his actual value plummeted. there are only a handful of teams in the nhl who could handle a player making $7+ million a season nevermind for the next 8 years or so. the fact that he might be productive now is only one part to consider for a team who would consider trading for vinny. they need to look at how he will produce in 5 years from now. the chances of him being like selanne or lidstrom at 40 is slim in my opinion so really any team taking him on is looking at 3-5 years of~60 point production + leadership + good lockerroom/team guy then a decline in points while still maintaining the same salary/cap hit.

if i were burke i would consider taking my chances as money is not really an issue and the cap is likely to go up enough over then 8 yeas that by the time his contract expires it likely will be an insignificant amount. having said that i would not mortgage the future for vinny.

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