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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby penny lane on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:31 am

I guess GM Ray Shero is over the spring mess. Times will be a-changing.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Kraftster on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:31 am

Whoa...
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby sil on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:32 am

he signed for $2,000,000 per year.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby PensFaninRegina on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:32 am

Vokoun signs 2 year $4mill contract
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby columbia on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:32 am

CapGeek already has him listed....

http://capgeek.com/charts.php?Team=26

That was fast.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Defence21 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:32 am

llipgh2 wrote:Per a Mirtle tweet - Although he has a year remaining on his contract, Caps let Vokoun explore other NHL teams. Several (I'm guessing one being the Pens) expressed a desire to sign him to a multi-year deal.

EDIT - And the Pens just tweeted he's signed for 2 years.

He doesn't have a year remaining, though. He is a UFA.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby meow on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:33 am

Yayy for a legitimate back-up.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby JS© on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:33 am

llipgh2 wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:Holy crap I love this.


Me, too. I hope they can sign him.


Updated: signed to two year contract.

I like

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a 2012 seventh-round draft pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

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.


:?

Now I'm confused whether I like this or not. $2m is a lot for a backup goaltender, especially for the situation that the Pens are in with the salary cap.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Bathgate on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:34 am

I'm guessing he was told he would compete with Fleury for playing time and if he is better, he would essentially be #1, including the playoffs.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby meow on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:34 am

demondg1 wrote:A lefty in practice certainly won't hurt for shootouts.

Vokoun is a righty.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby columbia on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:35 am

JS© wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:
Malkamaniac wrote:Holy crap I love this.


Me, too. I hope they can sign him.


Updated: signed to two year contract.

I like

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired goaltender Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a 2012 seventh-round draft pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

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.


:?

Now I'm confused whether I like this or not. $2m is a lot for a backup goaltender, especially for the situation that the Pens are in with the salary cap.


MAF is now under pressure...I like it.
It he wants to stare off into space in the playoffs, he can do it from the bench.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby steelhammer on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:35 am

Great signing!!!
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:35 am

They must have a good idea as to what the Cap will be. If they signed him for 2 million and it's going up to 70 million. Then ok.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby IanMoran on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:35 am

I love everything about this
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:36 am

sil wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:Solid signing.


Crystal ball?


Shad says 2 years.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby pressure=9Pa on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:36 am

$2MM is more than I would have hoped for, but a welcome addition to the club.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Froggy on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:36 am

I don't like it...

Spoiler:
I love it
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby AlexPKeaton on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:36 am

GREAT MOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Hawkeynut on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:36 am

In Shero I trust.... there that's out of the way...

$2m for a backup?? WTF?

Maybe the end game is to have Fleury more rested and have him play only 60 games while the backup plays 20+.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby GDR on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:37 am

first off season move is a good one. Johnson was done and Fleury had to play way too much because of it. Now Vokoun can play some and keep Fleury fresh.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby pressure=9Pa on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:38 am

So assuming a full 82 game schedule next year (labor peace), how many starts does MAF get assuming no long term injuries to either guy? I say mid-fifties.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby jimreb on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:39 am

With Vokoun talent and paying him 2m per year....I think the split might be closer to 55/25
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby helmespc on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:39 am

So who will be first Pen to tomahawk Vokoun with their stick Ballard-style?
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby meow on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:39 am

Anyone questioning this move needs their head examined.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:39 am

skullman80 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:Solid signing.


He isn't signed yet.


He just did :lol:
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