Diehard1 wrote:The deal is good cap wise right now - not so much in 2 or 3 years when Vinny is in his late 30's.
... he sucks, buy him out 3 years from now.
Cap hit from that would be spread out over 4 years: $2.5mil, $2.5mil, $1mil, $1mil.
No biggie with the salary cap going up up UP.
Meanwhile they add a great player in Vinnie at a good cap hit in the here & now.
Diehard1 wrote:Their D is horrid
I wouldn't say "horrid".
"Average" is more like it.
They were severely banged up last year and they had to deal with Bryz.
When healthy (and don't forget they added Streit) they're not that bad.
Of course I put more stock in Schenn than most.
They DO need a true number one dee, but so do a lot of teams.
They have a lot of depth on dee, it's just that number one spot that is lacking.
Too bad about Pronger wot?
Diehard1 wrote:My question is what are they going to do with all the centres?
They're gonna trade a centre + depth-dee for a top defenseman.... then sign Tim Thomas.
You heard it here first!
They do have cap-room despite what most are saying...
Diehard1 wrote:They'd better do something right this year because their prospect pool is awful, and they have some big contracts to extend next year.
Their prospect pool IS awful, but they will have no problems re-signing their RFAs
($11mil coming off the books and the cap is going UP).