Vokoun took less money to play with Capitals because 'I want to enjoy hockey'
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08-31-2011, 11:42 AM
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If we had offered Vokoun 4 million, do you think he would have taken that over 1.5 million?
If the situation played out like it did, absolutely.
That being said, I don't think anyone reasonably predicted that Vokoun was going to be left waiting on the market like he was. If Bryzgalov is going to open market, who knows how Tampa Bay and Colorado act. Perhaps Colorado guns hard for Bryz, thinking he's still young enough to grow with their core (unlike Vokoun). Or perhaps Yzerman thinks the same thing, rather than going short-term with Roloson. Perhaps then, Roloson goes to Detroit or Phoenix and the market once again shrivels, leaving Vokoun without suitors.
Holmgren not making an early strike to acquire Bryzgalov changes the goalie market. Too many variable to truly know what happens.
But, yes, I do feel Vokoun would have taken a $4M offer by most teams over the $1.5M he settled for. Particularly from a playoff team like Philadelphia.
e; Beef, I miss the Goya.
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