Joined: Dec 2017
Only 4 years is ideal for VGK. The AAV is totally manageable, but they don't need to worry about him flaming out while in his late 30's like so many other teams have to contend with. Look at CGY and James Neal-was 5 years at only $1.25M less and he's 3 years older than Pacioretty. JVR got same cap hit, but he got 5 years instead of 4. JVR is coming off a career year and he's widely considered to be a one dimensional Power Play specialist. Give George McPhee another sold 'A' for this move. He also dumped Tatar's heavy $5M AAV, which incidentally, was his only questionable acquisition of his 1st year in Vegas.