Thread: Rumor: The Vanek Thread
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05-02-2013, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Layne Staley View Post
If you think Vanek nets less then Pominville did you will all be sorely mistaken. Regier doesn't "lose" trades, Vanek will be dealt for a kings ransom. Teams that want to become cup contenders would gladly trade 1sts + their top prospects because your not going to be able to sign any 35 goal scorers in free agency any time soon.

Young Roster player with top 6 F/top 4 d potential + top prospect + 1st is the minimum Regier will trade Vanek for. David Clarkson is the best goal scorer aside from Iginla available in free agency this year. Any team who wants to take the next step would gladly trade their youngsters and 1sts to acquire an elite goal scorer who is a top 5 LW.
There's a huge difference between a 5 mil forward at the deadline with 2 years left on his contract and a 7 mil forward in the offseason with one year left on his prospect. Sure Vanek is better, but I wouldn't at all be surprised to see him dealt for a comparable or even slightly lesser return than Pominville.

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