Thomas Vanek... What to do?
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05-01-2013, 11:17 PM
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If Vanek and Miller are both still Sabres after the draft, Darcy will have put the target on his back. I'm not saying fire him the next day, but get very skeptical. We all know his weakness is hanging on to his own players because they're too precious to let go. Neither one of those guys has any place being on a rebuilding team, this is the deepest draft in years, and their price tags will never be higher. The iron is hot. Every day you get closer to the ends of their contracts is less value in those two.
If he hangs on to them, he puts the pressure on himself to do something brilliant and really rock this rebuild. Because all the conventional wisdom says move your star players and stock up on blue chip prospects while the iron is hot. If he fails to do this and doesn't have a far shrewder plan up his sleeve, I say he's very fireable.
I would agree with you if this was when the season started. Miller is more likely to go first.
the problem with Vanek is that they cant discuss contract with him until July 1st. If they are assured that he will get an extension with the club he is dealt they will get alot more back than if the team accepts the chance of this behind a 1 yr rental.
the only way they move Vanek is if its a WOW! offer for him.
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