I personally never said Moulson was a couple year wonder nor did i say we make good trade partners and you're debating with me...
Im simply saying that comparing the two is dumb because Vanek's track record predates and cant compare with anything Moulson has done...Vanek hasn't had a center of tavares quality...in...years...if ever...and still he averages 33. It also came out after the season finished vanek was playing with a broke foot last year for months which diminished his ability as seen in his second half scoring(though I dont believe in excuses like that.) The year before last roy missed half the year...Ruff's an idiot...put Vanek in the right situation and its crazy to talk about this...
I mean if u wanna poll people on Moulson vs Vanek...go for it...one is elite one isnt..people who watch the game know this, comparing salaries is stupid (especially when you throw statements around like idc what so and so makes), then why bring it up?
Does a poll matter? Will Moulson and Vanek score any less or any more because fans say Vanek has the better skillset?
Isles love not only Moulson's production the last 3 seasons, but also his team friendly contract.
It's nice that the Sabres are cool with paying Vanek $7.1m per.
so do u speak for isles fans as a total as well as the general population? should I come to you for all future references and questions? You seem awfully sure u speak for everyone anyways...
Oh, you're right.
The isles owner who claims to have have lost millions in each of the 12 seasons he's owned the team, has been kidding about that.
That's $36m 2011-2012 actual payroll, was not really that far from the $64m ceiling.
Getting several core players to sign backloaded deals, that won't pay the bulk of their salaries after 2015, wasn't done intentiuonally.
The isles clearly have $ to spend and would welcome Vanek's $7m salary.
Thought they should have taken the four first rounders at the time. Zero playoff series wins since then. Money well spent? Hasn't helped that there's been lackluster play at center for many years (how's it going Briere)?
Sabres were cornered pigeons with the Drury-Briere departures, so they had to save face with the fans and sign Vanek.
As far as trading him? Who knows. Vanek, Miller and Pominville are due new deals after 2014.