Apples and Oranges bro.Rede wrote:Mats Sundin in says Hi.The Brown Knight wrote:Fuck - Gillis would get his balls chopped off by the Acquillini Group if he signed Vanek for that amount of money.Reefer2 wrote:he has Vanek at $9.5M per season.
Sundin is a HOF'er and was a franchise player throughout his career. Canucks were a dark horse to compete for the cup in 2008/09, and so when the Rangers couldn't clear cap space to sign Sundin, Sundin agreed to Gillis' 1 year offer of 10 million. At the time, Gillis had massive cap space and Sundin would be off the books at season's end anyways.
Vanek is a different scenario. Canucks are no longer cup contenders, nor are they dark horses........even with Vanek here at 170% above market value. Vanek isn't worth the kind of money that you want to pay him........for two years nonetheless!
I'm not suggesting that the Canucks tank for a few years.
What I'm suggesting is that the Canucks remain smart with their cap and make smart cap hit decisions, while hitting an absolute home-run with a potential Kesler deal.
Signing Vanek to 9.5 million for 2 seasons should not even be debatable.