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Penguins trade 2012 7th Rd. pick for Tomas Vokoun (re-signed for 2 yrs/$2M per)

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06-04-2012, 10:15 AM
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Penguins trade 2012 7th Rd. pick for Tomas Vokoun (re-signed for 2 yrs/$2M per)

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=633705

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired the rights to veteran goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals in exchange for their seventh-round selection in the upcoming 2012 NHL Draft.

Vokoun had to waive a no-movement clause in order for the trade to happen. He becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1.

Weird....

[Signing update: http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.ht...id=DL|PIT|home ]


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Pens acquire Vokoun's rights

Wow. A bit unexpected. Get Vokoun's rights for a 7th-round pic.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=633705

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That is weird. Love it if it's true and he signs.

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06-04-2012, 10:17 AM
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Great move, just the type of pick-up I've been advocating in goal. Really surprised Shero did this and am happy to see that he's not happy to just stand pat on the goalie position.

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My initial reaction: I REALLY hate this ... because I was sooooo looking forward to seeing in person the Pens pick in the 7th ...

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Pretty confused with this move but if he signs that's a solid backup for us

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Fleury and Vokoun would be slick. I would feel comfortable every night.

And if one of them wants to play like ****, oh well. I just am VERY surprised as Shero doesn't usually put that mental part of the game on his big time players. Maybe he means business.

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He's older but you could do a helluva lot worse for a back-up / potential #1 if MAF falters (assuming he's still here in the fall). We haven't talked about MAF much in the post-season threads but I think he's at least as likely to be traded as Staal is. Maybe more. That's not to say it's likely... just no less likely. If Shero looked at his numbers objectively for the last few playoff rounds and at points toward the end of the season, there's no way he can be happy with them.

Most likely this is a "wake up call". When you have BJ backing you up, you don't exactly feel like you're going to lose your job. With Vokoun backing you up, you very well could.

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Seriously though this is great. The end of Johnson. Fleury and vokoun is a hell of a tandem

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I'd love to add Harding as well. I was impressed by his (rather limited I know) body of work so far in the NHL.

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He's older but you could do a helluva lot worse for a back-up / potential #1 if MAF falters (assuming he's still here in the fall). We haven't talked about MAF much in the post-season threads but I think he's at least as likely to be traded as Staal is. Maybe more. That's not to say it's likely... just no less likely. If Shero looked at his numbers objectively for the last few playoff rounds and at points toward the end of the season, there's no way he can be happy with them.

Most likely this is a "wake up call". When you have BJ backing you up, you don't exactly feel like you're going to lose your job. With Vokoun backing you up, you very well could.
I agree. With his goaltending performance the last three post-seasons you could really see this team go the Redwings model and just sign a couple cheap veterans and put all its stock in position players.

Honestly, you can't get any worse.

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06-04-2012, 10:23 AM
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Wonder how much he wants to sign for, I can't imagine he'll take more than he made last year.

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Wonder how much he wants to sign for, I can't imagine he'll take more than he made last year.
With a hit of 1.5 last year and no chance of a substantial raise, he's as good as signed IMO. Probably the same amount or close to it, probably 2 years.

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Wonder how much he wants to sign for, I can't imagine he'll take more than he made last year.
He is 36 years old.... and there were rumors of the KHL. It would have to be a moment where he doesn't want the money.

Maybe Shero knows him personally? Nashville connection? I don't know...

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I'd love to add Harding as well. I was impressed by his (rather limited I know) body of work so far in the NHL.
I like Harding as well but the guy can compete for a starting job, not sure he will want to be a backup that gets 20-25 games. He will also IMO be getting more than Vokoun

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This was unexpected but I'll be very excited if he signs.

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The most important thing to remember:

Vokoun's 2012 numbers:
48GP 2.51GAA .917SV%

Those are respectable numbers / he can still play, and Washington was not a dominant team this year so you can't use that argument.

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McKenzie tweeted that it's probably a done deal in Pittsburgh for re-signing the guy. Wow.

If so - Shero really shocked me and I'm thinking this guy means business this season. He knows we have a window and is aggressively going after it for a second Cup.

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very pro-active from Shero, I like.

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2 years, 2 mil per year....that's awesome insurance

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This was unexpected but I'll be very excited if he signs.
Bob McKenzie suggests it's a foregone conclusion he will agree to terms:

"PIT acquires right to Tomas Vokoun from WSH for 7th rd pick. Which suggests Vokoun's new contract in PIT is likely done or will be shortly."

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The Penguins then signed Vokoun to a two-year contract worth an average annual value of $2 million. Vokoun’s contract begins with the 2012-13 season and runs through the 2013-14 campaign. http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.ht...id=DL|PIT|home
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I like Harding as well but the guy can compete for a starting job, not sure he will want to be a backup that gets 20-25 games. He will also IMO be getting more than Vokoun
I'd like Harding and Vokoun as 1A, 1B guys. Each getting 40 or so games sounds right; you see what you have with Harding for the future and you have a stable veteran for the present.

Both would likely come in at around Fleurys salary, perhaps a little less, and would give the Penguins flexibility going forward.

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Wow thats pretty awesome, really wanted a better backup glad we got one, even if its a little expensive

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Love this so much. Vokoun can take probably 25 games off of Fleury, and is awesome insurance if Fleury goes down.

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