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Old 02-15-2008, 05:40 AM
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But that's EXACTLY who his next team will be getting - the lost Vinny, who can't put up the goods in any other situation and gets dealt back to Tampa in about 1.5 seasons. It's bound to happen (if he's not too old and slow by then). If Prospal had any idea what was best for him, he'd accept a reasonable contract to stay on "the best line in hockey."

Prospal is clearly THE No.1 example Feaster is referring to when he says he's pondering trades for UFAs so that the team doesn't get left with nothing in return. Vinny P, my boy ... much as I love him, is as good as gone. There is just no scenario - with the way he is playing, his agent and the seller's market - for him to remain with the Lightning beyond the deadline. Let's just hope it's not a Feaster Fleecing.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:15 AM
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We probably wouldn't have taken Prospal back if not for the way the lockout reduced his deal to $1.9 mil.
I have some sympathy for Vinny P because he probably sees some similarly productive players out there who are getting $4 mil deals.
But it's just not gonna happen on this team with the salary structure we have. If he really wants to stay with "the best line in hockey" he'll have to be happy with something under $3 mil. I fear that if they trade him now, he won't come back. Another team will offer him probably $1 mil or a little less more than us.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:44 AM
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The problem with VinnyP is that when he is not playing for the Lightning his numbers are much lower.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:07 PM
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If I were Prospal I'd go for length more than yearly pay. Better to have guaranteed money than to completely ripoff a team for a short deal and watch your value sink dramatically.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:57 PM
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If I were Prospal I'd go for length more than yearly pay. Better to have guaranteed money than to completely ripoff a team for a short deal and watch your value sink dramatically.
Yup. That's probably what the main hang-up was/is with the Lightning. He's probably pushing for a 4 or 5 and there's no way TB would/will give him more than a 2 or 3.
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