Thread: Player Discussion: Vinny Lecavalier
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01-21-2014, 03:12 PM
Garbage Goal
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Originally Posted by tuckrr View Post
I would also be alright with that.

People are really hating on Vinny, mostly due to age and contract. If you think Vinny is gonna be 38 and on this team, then you must also think he will be scoring ~40 pts

Because the flyers have never let an old untouchable contract just waste space.
Uh...Gagne was traded as a cap dump for a cap dump and he had a sharp decline in play due to head injuries. Pronger has severe PCS and can't play so he's stuck on LTIR for eternity. Bryz and Briere were compliance buyouts which wouldn't have happened if they weren't included in the new CBA.

If compliance buyouts don't come about it's very possible we're still stuck dealing with the Bryz and Briere contracts entering this season and God knows how that ends up.

All of those guys were either buyouts or players whose careers went wayward because of severe injury issues. Gagne was the only one who actually got dumped and we ended up trading him for another bad contract. Plus, IIRC, he was on an expiring deal or close to it at the time. Lecavalier is signed for multiple years and there's no more compliance buyouts to be used.

EDIT: Lecavalier is also a free agent signing in his first year of it. None of those guys you mentioned (discounting Pronger since his career just ended due to injury) played many years for us before leaving aside from Bryz and even then there was a compliance buyout to use.

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