Thread: Vinny Prospal
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07-19-2011, 11:44 AM
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Originally Posted by xxxZENxxx View Post
I understand everything being said about Prospal and why he is being seen as a good signing by some. It is about knowing when it is time to cut bait on older players and I think now is the time for Vinny. We have the leadership now, so the only reason to bring him back is to play with the top line. If you think he is good enough to fill that role and is better than what we have, then so be it. I was impressed with the point scoring from Prospal last year despite how much he slowed down from the knee issues, but it is time to go younger IMO.
Perhaps you've said it elsewhere in the thread and I've missed it, bit what is lost by signing him?

If a kid outplays him in camp then that's excellent, he should get the spot

But I see no drawback to signing a cheap veteran to compete for the chance to provide help on the powerplay and add to our scoring depth on a very young and unpolished team

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