Thread: Rumor: The Vanek Thread
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05-03-2013, 05:20 PM
Ricky Bobby
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Originally Posted by Layne Staley View Post
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.
The good news for the Sabres is this rebuild could be done very quickly.

With the cap decreasing and the Sabres able to take on salary they could be one of the teams that most benefits from the first time the cap has decreased as they can absorb part of the Miller, Vanek contracts.

Then also take on short term contracts like Ballard or others for very little only to resell as a deadline rental next season for a lot more.

If they do it right this rebuild could only be only 2 or 3 seasons.

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