Thread: Player Discussion: Vinny Lecavalier
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04-24-2014, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by JDinklage Morgoone View Post
This signing may not have worked out (at least in some people's opinion) but I don't think they should totally abandon trying to sign free agents that are veterans. It's a case by case basis and I don't think it's fair to say they should avoid EVERY veteran.
That is not necessarily what I'm saying. What I'm saying is don't make long term commitments to these types. If you are going to get them then do so maybe around the trade deadline as a lower cost rental if possible. Locking up a dude like Vinny who was bought out for a reason (not wanting to commit long term) was just plain shortsighted. Another case of not doing their homework. Holmgren got dazzled by the name and the PR ploy after falling on his face the previous season. Streit and to some extent Emery made some sense....Vinny was just another case of Holmgren going overboard and having his token overpayment every season...

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