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12-11-2013, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Reclamation Project View Post
How much more money do they have?
They will have 14-15 Million in capspace this year, with only Heatley and Stoner to replace(maybe resign in Stoners case) and a couple RFAs(Nino, Zucker, Fontaine). None of the RFAs will have earned anything more than a modest bridge deal, so the cash is there.

That said, I doubt the Wild will be the highest offer. I would bet their offer tops out at 7-7.5. If Vanek comes to Minnesota, he is probably leaving money on the table to do so.

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12-11-2013, 10:32 AM
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I'm looking at Kessel as a comparison, who is both 5 years younger and playing better at the time of the extension, who got 8 x 8.

Vanek's already had a big pay day, so I think that a long term deal at 7-7.5m would be reasonable, especially if a team gives him a full NTC(and Gillis likes to hand them out like candy) and the full 7-8 years.

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12-11-2013, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by jess22 View Post
He will probably sign with Minnesota wild
I sure hope not. I see Vanek as nothing more than a huge anchor around the Wild's neck, with his declining skills and likely absurd contract demands.

This Wild fan is NOT INTERESTED.

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