Thread: Rumor: The Vanek Thread
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04-29-2013, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by jkrdevil View Post
I think this year. Any team that tries to trade for him would have to know if he would be willing to sign an extension.

For the Devils such a deal would likely have to be this years first, Henrique and either Salvador or Tallinder. That gives Buffalo two good young pieces (one who can go in the lineup immediately) and a veteran defensemen who can play for and help for the next year or two (Buffalo will probably have to take some salary back the other way for a deal to work).

For the Devils in that situation Vanek has to be willing to sign an extension or it is no deal.
Would rather have Merrill in the deal than Henrique, tbh. Buffalo's depth in terms of young centers over the past year or so has gone from amongst the worst in the league to amongst the best. 2 years ago -- which, keep in mind, is before we tried Ennis at C -- our top center under 25 was probably Luke Adam; now we've got Hodgson, Ennis, Foligno (has been tried there, not sure if he'll stick there), Grigorenko, Larsson, and Girgensons.

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