Thread: Rumor: The Vanek Thread
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05-03-2013, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Vankiller Whale View Post
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.
Buffalo can pick up salary/cap hit. Vanek was over a ppg this year. Pominville was at a 50 point pace this year. The extra 10 reg season games and 1 playoff series extra that Minnesota got out of Poms is negated by the fact that Vanek is younger, much better and more productive the last year. At the very least he is returning 2 top prospects and a 1st and 2nd like Pominville.

I wish the Sabres didn't have to trade Vanek, not easy to find 35 goal scorers. But Sabre fans can thank our clown GM, president and owner for totally ****ing up the team and having to "rebuild" and making our best player walk out the door.

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