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03-31-2013, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
I wouldn't do that trade. First off, you're giving up too much for someone that has a horrible contract and been struggling with injuries.

Also, I expect TB to buy him out this summer. If they keep the team as is, they'll have about 1M in free space this summer. They have one compliance buy out, and Vinny has a 7.7M cap hit. It makes sense for them to buy him out. The only question is whether or not the owner has the cash to do that.
Vinny has the worst contract in the NHL right now.

If he's bought out, I'm definitely interested in signing him.
The thing is, we would need him right now, not just next year. It would be the type of move to put us over in the series since we are at present time one of the best teams in the league right now.

There's 7 years left on his contract, if Tampa could front half of this, it would become more than a fair deal.

Finally losing DD and Bourque is not a big deal in my opinion esp. if you add Vinny.

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