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06-28-2013, 01:34 PM
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Drouin2Stamkos
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Originally Posted by Still All In View Post
I understand, but I ask you this - do you want Vinny, or do you want long lasting health for this franchise? Like it or not, that was the choice. If we kept him, the cap recapture penalties would have broken this team and forced the exit of others like Stamkos, Connolly, and whomever we draft this year. I love the guy, but this had to be done.

Its going to be so weird seeing him in a different jersey.
If anything blame the guys who signed him to that ridiculous contract. I know it was "market value" at the time but didn't they think anything about a possibility that another lockout could occur and the cap would go down again? I know its hard to project these things but I feel like they could have gotten him a bit cheaper than they had.

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