Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Vokoun moved to Pittsburgh for a 7th Round pick.


  • Please log in to reply
40 replies to this topic

#1 Diluvian04

Diluvian04

    Top Prospect

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 99 posts

Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:15 AM

As reported on NHL.com

#2 DesertWing

DesertWing

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 184 posts
  • Location:Someplace Hot

Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:16 AM

As reported on NHL.com


Meh.

#3 Jedi

Jedi

    In this town of Halloween...

  • HoF Booster Mod
  • 9,817 posts
  • Location:Dallas

Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:26 AM

From Bob McKenzie...

PIT acquires right(s) to Tomas Vokoun from WSH for 7th rd pick. Which suggests Vokoun's new contract in PIT is likely done or will be shortly.


y4m8.png
"Come with us and you will see, this our town of Halloween..."


#4 Wings_Toledo

Wings_Toledo

    Seeing Red

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 792 posts
  • Location:Cincinnati, OH

Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:29 AM

Good move for PIT. I guess Vokoun will have to play the backup role after all.

#5 rick zombo

rick zombo

    Grit

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,149 posts

Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:37 AM

Better than him going to Chicago I suppose.
"In Detroit, every day is a good day to win"

#6 Rick

Rick

    Rookie

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 149 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:37 AM

@TSNBobMcKenzie

Vokoun has agreed to terms on a two year deal with PIT.

Vokoun gets $2M per year on the two year deal.


Edited by Rick, 04 June 2012 - 10:39 AM.


#7 redwingfan19

redwingfan19

    On a mission

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,523 posts

Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:10 AM

Wow, nice move by the Pens I must admit.
You may not like tough hockey, but it's winning hockey.

Mitch Callahan: 48GP, 6G, 3A, 9PTS,+/- -3, 103PIMS

14 Fighting Majors

#8 xtrememachine1

xtrememachine1

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,433 posts
  • Location:Pittsburgh

Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:11 AM

Good job, Shero. The team is having cap space problems and you sign back-up goalie for $2 mil. :rolleyes:

#9 Hey man nice shot!

Hey man nice shot!

    3rd Line Checker

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 434 posts
  • Location:St.johns MI

Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:15 AM

Good job, Shero. The team is having cap space problems and you sign back-up goalie for $2 mil. :rolleyes:

There also having issues in net, even though vokoun had a bad season last year. This will be a motivation for fleury to start playing more consistant or lose to a well established goalie.

Edited by Hey man nice shot!, 04 June 2012 - 11:18 AM.


#10 T-Ruff

T-Ruff

    BAMF

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,727 posts
  • Location:Ontario

Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:06 PM

Good move for PIT. I guess Vokoun will have to play the backup role after all.

Don't put it past Vokoun to steal the starting job. Fluery has been great at times but he's still defined by his inconsistency. Meanwhile Vokoun was one of the better goalies in the league before his off year with the Caps. I'd bet Vokoun is the starter by playoff time.

#11 cusimano_brothers

cusimano_brothers

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,615 posts
  • Location:Niagara Falls, ON

Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:11 PM

Does this mean Fleury will be taking next season off?

"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

- Harry James Benson, CBE.


#12 Hockey13Playa

Hockey13Playa

    Here's my card.

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,413 posts
  • Location:Michigan

Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:13 PM

I know he's old but wow for a 7th rounder? Good move for the Penguins. I am surprised the Capitals dealt him to there arch rivals.

Posted Image


#13 8 Legged RedWing

8 Legged RedWing

    Arms... Legs... Whatever.

  • Bronze Booster
  • 1,281 posts
  • Location:Farmington Hills, MI

Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:15 PM

There also having issues in net, even though vokoun had a bad season last year. This will be a motivation for fleury to start playing more consistant or lose to a well established goalie.


Not really. Fluery actually had a pretty good season going 42-17 with a 2.36 GAA and a .913 SV%

His playoff numbers weren't good at all but that series was a joke. They are just looking for someone to take a little load off Fleury. He is always going to be the starter there.

#14 AtomicPunk

AtomicPunk

    Nobody rules these streets at night like me...

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,103 posts
  • Location:Home of the Wings

Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:23 PM

Good trade for Pitt. The Red Wings shouldn't be so precious with their picks and look for deals like this. It is the good little parts of a team that make a winning team, not just the big splash free agents. Turn over a few rocks, Kenny.
I am a victim of the science age...the underground.

Feed the Swede! - RETIRED 2012

#15 xtrememachine1

xtrememachine1

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,433 posts
  • Location:Pittsburgh

Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:32 PM

Good trade for Pitt. The Red Wings shouldn't be so precious with their picks and look for deals like this. It is the good little parts of a team that make a winning team, not just the big splash free agents. Turn over a few rocks, Kenny.


LOL that's funny. Most of the posts on this board are about how Holland doesn't make big deals and makes all these little minor ones like trading for Quincey, signing White and Conklin. Here we have the exact opposite. Damned if you do and damned if you don't. ;)

#16 AtomicPunk

AtomicPunk

    Nobody rules these streets at night like me...

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,103 posts
  • Location:Home of the Wings

Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:41 PM

Well, my thought behind that was that I don't feel Bertuzzi, Cleary, Hudler, Filppula, even Abdelkader are players that can't be traded or upgraded. Watching the playoffs and seeing the teams that are left and the effort they are showing night after night (or every 3rd night, thanks NBC) makes me want more heart and grit on our roster. We need to look beyond the #1 and #2 signings and shake up the core as well.
I am a victim of the science age...the underground.

Feed the Swede! - RETIRED 2012

#17 cusimano_brothers

cusimano_brothers

    Legend

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,615 posts
  • Location:Niagara Falls, ON

Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:54 PM

Toronto kind of / sort of have an eye on him.

"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".

- Harry James Benson, CBE.


#18 haroldsnepsts

haroldsnepsts

    "Classy"

  • HoF Booster Mod
  • 17,017 posts

Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:02 PM

Good move for PIT. I guess Vokoun will have to play the backup role after all.

Not necessarily. With as inconsistent as Fleury plays, it could be a 1a 1b situation. At the very least this should put the heat on him to keep his level of game up. It's not exactly a vote of confidence in Fleury from the Pens organization. I'm sure Vokoun is there to try and win the starting job, not be a backup.

#19 xtrememachine1

xtrememachine1

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,433 posts
  • Location:Pittsburgh

Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:31 PM

Not necessarily. With as inconsistent as Fleury plays, it could be a 1a 1b situation. At the very least this should put the heat on him to keep his level of game up. It's not exactly a vote of confidence in Fleury from the Pens organization. I'm sure Vokoun is there to try and win the starting job, not be a backup.


Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too. Vokoun didn't come to Detroit because he wanted to be the starter. I doubt that's changed, which means maybe he believes he has a chance to be the starter in Pittsburgh or maybe Shero has plans to move Fleury. Putting heat on Fleury could be a good thing, but then again, it could be something that makes him worse. He's been good in the regular season, just not the playoffs recently. There's more pressure in the playoffs, which leads me to believe pressure isn't what he needs right now.

#20 Hatethedrake!

Hatethedrake!

    1st Line All-Star

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,496 posts
  • Location:Ontario

Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:59 PM

I still like Harding.
Jordan Tootoo will wreck shop.

We need someone like Parise that can penetrate the box.-blueadams





Similar Topics Collapse

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users