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08-18-2011, 10:13 AM
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: St. Andrews
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We wouldn't have gotten Vokoun for that price because we wouldn't have waited. Holmgren/Snider are impatient. They took the safe track and got their guy and locked him up. Its not the way I would have done it though.
I wanted Vokoun for 3 years at around $3.5m - $4m, and then let Bob take over after that. I think pretty highly of Bob though because of his athletic ability and work ethic. They took the more known commodity, and we do have a top 10 goalie for the next couple years. Its unfortunate that we then moved our best chance at a cup back to the years where our D and possibly our goalie will be declining.
Also, the NMC is not a good thing. I mean we should have had a good bit of leverage in the negotiations considering the market for the position, yet it seems like Bryz had all the leverage.
I would have had no problem with Vokoun on a higher AAV.
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