Vokoun gets contract extension

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -The Nashville Predators made sure goaltender Tomas Vokoun knows exactly how much they appreciate him.

A franchise that lost in the opening round of the playoffs last spring with Vokoun out because of blood clots announced Monday they have signed the 30-year-old goalie to a four-year extension and given him the franchise's richest contract ever at $22.8 million.

"Our expectations, our goals are very high," general manager David Poile said. "It starts in goal. If you don't have a good goaltender, you're not going to go anywhere. Certainly with Tomas, we've got a chance to win every game and every playoff game."
Well this is good news for the Preds, he is their most important player along with Kariya. I still don't think that they will come close to a Stanley Cup with the team they have now though.