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Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby SMTM on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:03 am

for a 7th round draft pick. Nhl.com
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby columbia on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:04 am

The levee just broke.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby viva la ben on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:12 am

MOAR FRENDS 4 GENO!
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby steelhammer on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:14 am

Whoa!
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby IanMoran on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:14 am

Good solid move

Maf was playing too many games because of backup issues
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Defence21 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:16 am

Very good trade for a player many considered a quality candidate to not only back up Fleury, but to push him for starts. Clearly Shero and company are well-aware of this team's problems and are in the process of addressing them aggressively. He made $1.5 million with the Capitals in 2011-12 and should be in line to make less due to his average season. $1 - $1.25 million would be great for a goalie who had 25 wins this season.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby demondg1 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:17 am

A lefty in practice certainly won't hurt for shootouts.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:18 am

Holy crap I love this.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby steelhammer on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:18 am

Defence21 wrote:Very good trade for a player many considered a quality candidate to not only back up Fleury, but to push him for starts. Clearly Shero and company are well-aware of this team's problems and are in the process of addressing them aggressively. He made $1.5 million with the Capitals in 2011-12 and should be in line to make less due to his average season. $1 - $1.25 million would be great for a goalie who had 25 wins this season.


Vokoun had a very solid season in Washington. Just look at how their other goalies did that season. They don't make the playoffs without him last season.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:19 am

Solid signing.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby mikey287 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:20 am

Vokoun had to waive a no-movement clause to come here. So that would indicate there's some interest. Sounds promising.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:22 am

I'm really happy about this. Vokoun is solid and has the ability to eat a ton of shots. If/when he signs here, this is going to get MAF under 65 starts hopefully.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Froggy on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:22 am

Gaaaah! I love vokoun. This would be pretty awesome.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby sil on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:23 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Solid signing.


Crystal ball?
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby skullman80 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:23 am

shafnutz05 wrote:Solid signing.

He isn't signed yet.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:23 am

Malkamaniac wrote:Holy crap I love this.


Me, too. I hope they can sign him.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby sil on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:24 am

He earned $1,500,000 last season, correct?...and then fired his agent after learning how much it was for. What does he make this year?
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Kraftster on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:24 am

Why can he not find a starting job somewhere?
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby sil on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:25 am

Kraftster wrote:Why can he not find a starting job somewhere?


He isn't signed yet. He still may.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Kraftster on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:26 am

sil wrote:
Kraftster wrote:Why can he not find a starting job somewhere?


He isn't signed yet. He still may.


I know, I guess I'm just puzzling over how the Pens can sign him for the $1-$1.5M being discussed. I mean, at that price tag, great. I'm just not sure I can see that happening. For a 7th, why not kick the tires, though, I guess.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby Malkamaniac on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:27 am

TSNBobMcKenzie
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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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby mikey287 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:27 am

sil wrote:He earned $1,500,000 last season, correct?...and then fired his agent after learning how much it was for. What does he make this year?


Well, I don't think that's exactly how it went down. But he did make $1.5 million last year. I'm not sure what he'll make this year but Fleury and he share the same agent (Allan Walsh).
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby viva la ben on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:27 am

Rumors had him courted by Locomotiv for the KHL, but he's stated a desire to remain in the NHL.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby columbia on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:27 am

I doubt he would waive his NTC, if he were dead set on a starting role.
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Re: Penguins acquire rights to Vokoun.

Postby llipgh2 on Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:30 am

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.
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