Thread: Rumor: The Vanek Thread
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05-08-2013, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Dunkster19 View Post
It really sounds like the two most likely landing spots for Vanek are Minnesota or Nashville. Minny has the best chance of resigning him since his wife is from there, he played college hockey there and they live there in the off season. Nashville is a rumored possibility in a trade for the Sabres moving up to #4 pick in the draft with part of the deal being a conditional pick if he resigns. Notice both teams are in the west. Darcy will not move him to a team in the east. In both cases Sabres would have to retain some salary.
Minnesota doesn't really have cap space to take Vanek without moving someone significant off their roster. And also they just sent out a bunch of prospects and picks for Pominville. I doubt they're really interested in gutting their prospect depth to add Vanek too.

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