Thread: Speculation: Trading Vanek
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06-20-2013, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Woodhouse View Post
Two things: (1) Just curious if there's a HF fanbase that's actually clamoring for their GM to acquire Vanek? (2) Couldn't we just grant permission to other teams to negotiate (or what everyone else seems to be doing, a la "agreeing to terms") an extension to increase the return or is that not permissible yet, or ever?
I've seen some Wings fans commenting on him as a guy they'd like to have and after the playoff loss, some Leaf fans too as per his Bruin-killer rep. A couple of Blues fans, a couple of Kings fans... but clamoring? Not particularly. Most just fain the "oh, we'll just wait for UFA" thing and not cotton to the idea of a deal.

But GM's looking at the opportunity to sign him before he hits UFA, much like every other talent out there... I suspect they will be warmer to the idea than HF fans, where every prospect is going to be just as good as the established NHL -- or better! -- and every draft pick is a hidden gem.

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