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04-30-2013, 08:51 AM
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The difference is Wilson still hasn't hit his prime while Vanek is in itand is closer to the decline. Then there is the cost factor. Wilson is far less expensive and will still be restricted when his contract is up. This is why Wilson should be kept over trying to trade him for Vanek.
Vanek is the same age as Shea Weber. 27. He has 8 or 9 more years of being in his "prime," a prime that Wilson has shown nothing to suggest that he'll match.
I will take 8 more years of Vanek and 35-40 more goals over an extra five from Colin Wilson.
Sometimes we get a little too attached to our own players, I think. It's why I see so many "Let's throw Blum in with our first pick and move into the top three...who will be able to turn down a potential top four dman that was a first round pick!" posts.
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