If it's your money, say you go to a dealership and by a car for 100k. A colleague comes in the next day with the same car and says he bought it for 50k. Wouldnt you be pissed?
I understand hockey has a lot more variables and uncertainty but the main point is, Phoenix got much better value compared to Vancouver. I dont think there's much debate to that.
And if I was the guy signing the checks, I would care about how much value I'm getting for those checks.
Dude, you're looking at the top line (i.e., expenditures)...Aquillini's are more worried about the bottom line (i.e., profit). Last time I checked, the Canucks are making money, and the Coyotes are bleeding money. You think the Aquillini's are upset about having to spend 38% more on player pay roll to make substantial bottom line earnings? Oh, and let's not forget about the equity value in the Canucks vs. the Coyotes, as a result of spending the extra cash on signing players...
Before you start debating what the Aquillini's might be unhappy about, you should probably get a better understanding of the basic economics of ownership and its associated liabilities/assets/returns...otherwise, you just sound really stupid.
Back to OP...Vermette, Bozak or Brassard would be good pick ups to play a second line role...move Kes to third line Selke role.
Edited by disisdayear, 06 March 2013 - 06:30 PM.