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06-02-2012, 02:31 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Can't believe some Leaf fans wouldn't want Vinny. His contract is really only a 6 year deal cause the last two years are retirement years.
For those who think he is done really must not have watched him ripping it up last year in the playoffs when he finally got to play with St. Louis again when he had 19 points in 18 playoff games.
Vinny is overpaid but if he were to hit UFA he'd still get 6 million or more on a multi year deal. Even Grabo got 5.5 a year and has no near the top end game that Vinny has.
Vinny isn't the ideal number one number to acquire like say a Crosby, Kopitar, Stamkos, etc are but those guys don't become available and if they did you'd have to sell your entire prospect pool and young assets to acquire them.
Lets say the Leafs were able to acquire Vinny but not have to give up cheap young assets like Gardiner, Kadri, 5th overall this year than some of the cost of his contract is offset by the fact that the Leafs are able to not have to give up good contracts in the process (kinda like how the Phaneuf deal was great for the Leafs).
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