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10-27-2013, 09:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Montross View Post
Vanek would never re-sign here - the market, the style of play, the fact this team is not close to being a Cup contender, etc. I imagine he goes to Minny next season to take the 7.5 mill dollars Heatley is freeing up. So no way would or should Poile trade for a rental and give up assets for a team that most likely will miss the playoffs.

Also, even if Poile was looking to trade for Vanek, he doesn't have someone like Moulson to give up. Moulson is a 30-goal forward who also is UFA. That means in addition to the 2 picks Buffalo got for Vanek, they will be able to move Moulson at the trade deadline for a nice package as well. Buffalo made out great and I highly doubt Poile could have beat it without gutting the team.
Absolutely concur - if someone else didn't say it, I was going to.

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