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12-08-2012, 10:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Fugu View Post
If the new fact being touted here is that franchise values are affected by contracts that are greater than 5 yrs in length (never mind the exemption for home teams to go to 7 yrs--- just one of those little uncomfortable details), they should have been doing cartwheels to get him out of Tampa ASAP. Think how much more Vinik would have had to pay for Tampa if they'd managed to trade Vinnie away first.
I agree. I like Vinny but he is a 10M dollar drain on your bottom line and giving you only about 5M in return. Ifhe had kept up his 100pt production it wouldn't be so bad but 10M for 60-70pts...ouch.

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