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06-11-2013, 04:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Treb View Post
Because losing Drouin+Lecavalier means less chance of making the playoff, meaning less playoff money.
"Losing" Drouin (#3 goes to #25 and some smaller pieces) does nothing to playoff chances now (in a few years, maybe, if they don't use assets properly)..."losing" Vinny by using his cap hit & salary to get better players (which a 7.3 mill cap hit will get you...a much better player) helps make playoffs and last longer in them, hence increasing revenue.

Originally Posted by Treb View Post
Lecavalier was over 0.73 ppg (which is 60 points in a 82 games season) in his last 10 seasons.

You do know he would be tied for the Art Ross with 60 points this year (which you are counting as a less than 60 points season), right? So that makes it 2 season, in which he played only 65 and 64 games, in the last 10 seasons he didn't have at least 60 points. He still had 25 and 22 goals those years.

Lecavalier is still serviceable and the owner will be happy to pay the 10 millions to buy him out in 2016 if needs be.

Per Cap Geek, buyout 2016-06-15

2016-17: $477,273
2017-18: $4,977,273
2018-19: $7,477,273
2019-20: $7,977,273
2020-21: $1,250,000
2021-22: $1,250,000
2022-23: $1,250,000
2023-24: $1,250,000

It also drops to 4.333 millions if the buy out is in 2017 and 1.667 million in 2018.
Vinny is 33, production is dropping, and injuries are racking up...his cap hit and salary are hurting the Lightning, whom could use the relief for a much better asset or multiple similar assets...I believe he needs to be bought out now, which is why I created this thread; if you don't agree, that's OK, you don't agree.

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