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12-05-2003, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by aki
Vinny's salary is $2.6 mil base and who knows how much in bonuses on top of that. The bigger problem in acquiring a guy like Vinny would be what you do when his existing contract is up. He would be a RFA like Comrie is now but looking for much more dough (and probably deserving of it, too).

Dollars aside, there's no question we would really need to sweeten the pot to pry Vinny loose for Comrie. What that might be, I don't know. But I do know that the quantity for quality ideas floating around these boards are not going to do it. The Comrie + Hemsky idea is the only one I have seen that I'd be remotely interested in if I were TB. But as good as Vinny is, I wouldn't make that offer if I were Lowe.

T-Bay: Vinny Lecavalier + Pavel Kubina

Edmonton: Mike Comrie + Jason Smith + Eric Brewer


Edmonton: Shawn Horcoff + Brad Isbister (Rita, Laraque, picks also avail)

PHO: Paul Mara/Ossi Vaananen


Buffalo: Dmitri Kalinin


Many other possibilities here, just too lazy to look em up tonight.

Decent offers? Or much too insane?

Another problem: Tampa is playing well, not exactly the kind of move a team makes when they're doing well.

Getting Vinny is a very narrow possibility.

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