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10-23-2011, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Beef Invictus View Post
We could have easily outbid Washington and stolen him. He had no choice in the matter. If he had other options that could have paid more, I doubt he'd be a cap. Do you really think he had his heart set on a contract lower than Leighton's?
Hey I'm certainly not saying he couldn't have signed here, but there is no reason to act as if it is a foregone conclusion. Maybe he would have accepted a $4 million offer. Or maybe he wanted to play for Washington because he doesn't care about money all he wants is a Cup and he thinks the Caps have the best shot (that's pretty much what he said in his interview). Or perhaps the Flyers thought Bryz is a better goalie and a $2.5 million difference in cap hit (assuming they were going to offer around $4 million) is worth it for the better goalie. Maybe if they go into free agency and neither are signed there is a bidding war for one or both with a different team and wind up giving the same contract to Bryz or overpaying for Vokoun. Maybe they straight up had no interest in Vokoun. Don't act like this is a simple thing and they "botched" it by not getting Vokoun. There is a lot more at play than just "Well he accepted $1.5 to play in Washington so he would have signed here."

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