Thomas Vanek isn't the dominant force we expected him to be. (Update: sick/hurt?)
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03-28-2014, 03:34 PM
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I was playing around with capgeek's Armchair GM mode and if we get rid of Bourque and re-sign Gionta to a cheaper contract (Bergevin loves him, he's not going anywhere), we would actually be able to fit in Vanek at $8M, Subban at $8.5M, and Markov at $5.75M.
This would leave us with a cap space of $250,000 (if the salary cap is $71,100,000). Our defence definitely needs work and we'd probably have to get rid of one (or two) of our bottom 6 forwards.
Gionta is not coming back. $5.75 million is too much for Markov.
Vanek should be paid more than Subban. He has 62 points and played for the Islanders. Subban has 52 points.
Vanek is a bigger impact player for the Habs than Subban. And its not even close. Bergevin needs to throw everything he has at Vanek to keep him here.
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