If this turns out to be true- a damn shame. Another in a long line of players that were great Rangers, but for too short a time. I was pleasantly surprised that he was such a character player that still had so much heart and so much left in the tank.
I just remember him being so totally crushed after that loss to Boston last year that basically doomed our season, even though we put together that spectacular late push. That's what I mean by heart.
Love to see him get one last kick at the can. Guy has been a good pro, hope this is not the end.
It was mentioned in an article by Larry Brooks I think that Prospal's bonus is similar to Shanahan's. Shanahan's bonus was for 10 games played. So if Vinny had come back, he would have easily achieved it. But now if he doesn't, that 1.4 mil won't be earned.
With how much we wasted on White, and now with MZA and Weise up, we are still riding the edge of the bonus cushion. If Prospal does come back and play, and gets his bonus, then we may have to roll some of it into next year.
Putting Vinny on LTIR won't make a difference. He'll still be on the books either way.
I'm honestly not totally surprised by this... he's on the downside of his career anyway. We sure could use his help but if he came back and wasn't what he was last season I'm not sure it would've done much.
I'm well into my second Trader Joe's extra large Mission Street Brown Ale.... I've been a fan of Prospal since his days with the Philly Phantoms, and I really appreciate the kind gestures to my family over the past few years. I was really hoping to see him play for a couple more years. I really hope he recovers and is able to play.... Get better Vinny!
So Cally and EC back in Feb for sure.............Is Boogie out for the year? I know it's bad but for next yr it would be nice if that cap hit is gondie. I hope he gets better for his sake but I don't think the team needs him
So far Weise is not getting much love from Torts. Unless that changes which it could I can't see him staying up.
I have no idea what to think of Vinny. Would love to have a healthy Prospal back but even if he gets back will he last the year?
Next yr they have to let all UFAs walk, Feds as well even though he has played great. They need the space to sign their own and ideally Richards after a Rozy deal..............crosses fingers.........