Vanek Shines in Debut - Buffalo Sabres - News
Sep 17, 2005 - September 17, 2005. by Brian Wheeler. The combination of Thomas Vanek and Daniel Briere, that has been so effective in the first week of ...
The combination of Thomas Vanek and Daniel Briere, that has been so effective in the first week of training camp, decimated the Washington Capitals in the Sabres' first preseason game. The dynamic duo combined for four points in the Sabres' 3-2 overtime victory with Vanek netting both the game tying and winner.
"i saw washington turned the puck over, danny pick it up and knew exactly what he was thinking," stated vanek. "i just tried to hustle to the back door. It was (briere's) goal, i just held my stick there and it hit it perfectly."
following the game, briere complimented vanek on his offensive ability.
"he knows where to be and he knows how to score," said briere, the team's leading scorer during the 2003-04 season with 65 points (28+37). "he's a game-breaker."
"it's fun for me, having a chance to play with a guy like that."
yes he probably wants to go to Minnesota this summer , but im not sure they will offer him a contract with Suter, Parise , Koivu ect . You dont want to much +30 y/o players locked on long term contract imo
If I were Bergevin I'd try to get Colin Wilson. He's in similar situation to Eller, might be a good but low target. Kyle Turris type pick where he could really pan out to be a core piece with a different environment.
Sadly, Bergevin seems like the type that trades the Wilsons/Ellers while value is lower rather than try to trade for them.