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02-08-2012, 10:47 AM
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Maybe Prospal can convince Vokoun to sign here in the off-season.

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02-08-2012, 10:51 AM
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Never will understand why we bought him out. Especially when his replacement was lazy ass Tanguay.

That said good for Vinny P and you guys. He's a pretty loyal (came to Tampa 3 different times) player. Don't find that too much anymore, especially for a veteran that could very easily have asked to be traded to a contender.

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Maybe Prospal can convince Vokoun to sign here in the off-season.
Boom! I'd take that. It would be nice to use our early 2nd on one of the goalies (if still there) and Vokoun woudl be a good mentor.

But this is Vinny's thread. I'm thrilled with this move and think it's a great way to keep leadership in the room. I think this smells of Mike Peca. Great presence that couldn't be over stated in the room.

Let's see what falls out next.

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02-08-2012, 10:54 AM
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That Huselius injury keeps looking better all the time.

I wonder if Howson's gentlemen's agreement is binding on the next GM?

Seriously, this seems like the first piece of good news since last summer.

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02-08-2012, 11:00 AM
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This is a welcome surprise. Love this signing.

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02-08-2012, 11:02 AM
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Maybe Prospal can convince Vokoun to sign here in the off-season.
We have a winner. Volkoun will is the cream of the crop for UFA goalies. I hope Priest finds the $$$ to grt it done.

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02-08-2012, 11:14 AM
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I absolutely love Prospal. And this is a great move by Howson. We need him around to lead a culture change in the locker room and the entire organization.

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02-08-2012, 11:21 AM
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Has anybody considered that Prospal has been working so hard for so long that he just wants to learn how to unwind in a country club like atmosphere? He obviously hasn't been tainted by the suck of the CBJ yet so he's willing to come back until that happens...

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02-08-2012, 11:25 AM
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WTF....

I wonder if he drugged Vinny or used hypnosis to get him to sign this.

Or maybe its like an NBA "Sign and Trade" deal?


Good to see if the intention was to sign him to play here next season.

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02-08-2012, 11:27 AM
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WTF....

I wonder if he drugged Vinny to get him to sign this.

Or maybe its like an NBA "Sign and Trade" deal?


Good to see if the intention was to sign him to play here next season.
See gentleman's agreement posted on page 2.

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02-08-2012, 11:35 AM
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See gentleman's agreement posted on page 2.
Just saw it.... Wow. Interesting stuff... My only hope is that Prospal works hard once his on ice career is over and that he gets better results than the last "fan favorite" that got a front office job here (Wright).

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02-08-2012, 11:37 AM
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Wait, an optional rolling one-year contract?
Wasn't that the same deal Doug MacLean had?

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02-08-2012, 11:38 AM
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I think it's more important that he be around our team and have him help us with our transition.
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Transition is an interesting wording. I wouldn't be surprised if Vinny is wearing the "C" come next fall.

As for the gentleman's agreement, if I were Vinny, I'd want that agreement from JP himself.

If I were Tyler Wright, I might want to raise my game with the possibility of another player moving into the front office not too far down the road. Player development would be a logical role for Vinny....

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02-08-2012, 11:39 AM
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Wait, an optional rolling one-year contract?
Wasn't that the same deal Doug MacLean had?
Howson and Hitch also had evergreen provisions I believe, to be fair. This organization hands them out like candy.

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02-08-2012, 11:41 AM
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Glad to see this.

The only thing that I question is the timing. It seems to suppress whatever leverage the Jackets have as far as the other players they might trade away is concerned. If I'm a different org and I was interested in Prospal, now he's off the table. Even if Howson had planned on doing this regardless, maybe he can string one of those teams along and convince them to take someone else for a little less than they'd have given for Prospal.

Anyways, timing's never been Howson's strong suit I guess.

Still, I wouldn't take it as a sign that Howson's going to be around forever. Didn't MacLean do a deal with one of Hitchcock's favorite players very near the end of DM's regime?

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I think Vinny is good for this team... speaks his mind and you just can't get angry at those blank eyes.

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Howson and Hitch also had evergreen provisions I believe, to be fair. This organization hands them out like candy.
They did and they do....

As far as Wright is concerned, the guy's work has been unimpressive since he was hired in the front office, says this bystander.... And he was promoted after Boyd was let go... pretty typical for this organization as well as Boyd was promoted no less than 3 times since 2000.

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02-08-2012, 12:04 PM
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A ray of sunlight breaking through the clouds?...Congrats and thank you to Vinny and good job Howson making this move.

Agree with Nordique (post #27), let's get Sanford signed for another year or two.

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02-08-2012, 12:06 PM
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Central Ohio is a great area to raise a family. The Prospals have moved quite a bit in Vinny's career. This makes so much sense.

Vinny isn't quite a Reggie White but perhaps something like this helps change perceptions.

I'm not quite ready to wonder at the "position within the organization." I'm looking forward to having him on the ice for a couple more seasons.

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Transition is an interesting wording. I wouldn't be surprised if Vinny is wearing the "C" come next fall.

As for the gentleman's agreement, if I were Vinny, I'd want that agreement from JP himself.

If I were Tyler Wright, I might want to raise my game with the possibility of another player moving into the front office not too far down the road. Player development would be a logical role for Vinny....
Wondering the same thing. Could be as simple as the coaching transition. Could be a whole lot more.

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“@Aportzline: #CBJ RW Vinny Prospal: "We’re going to be a lot better than we are now. If I didn’t believe that then there is no point in signing."”

“@Aportzline: #CBJ interim coach Todd Richards on Prospal: "When you find those types of players and people, those are the guys that ... "”

“@Aportzline: "... you want to keep in the organization."”

“@Aportzline: #CBJ rookie Ryan Johansen on Prospal: "It’s as simple as hard work. Everything he does is at a high level. He loves the game so much."”

“@Aportzline: More Prospal: "The trade deadline is coming up and there are always rumors. But I am very happy for myself and for my family. ... "”

“@Aportzline: "... *We don’t have to move anywhere."”

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I see the deal depresses you.

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Awesome news! Seriously sent chills through my spine. We were just lamenting about that Vinny was most likely gone after trade deadline. Really excited about this move.

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