Our chances to do something with our roster in the playoffs this season were slim to none... With Vanek in, it gives us a chance to do some damage.
sabres fan here, really excited to see vanek and briere reunited on the same team again. they used to dominate on our PP back in the good ole days.
i think you know what you guys are getting. but vanek has the potential to put a team on his back and win a playoff series when he's on. in 2010 against boston, if he didn't go down with injuries, we definitely would've won that series.
I for one always feared Vanek, he always killed us. He is a legit first line producing player that we have lacked for way too long. I am excited to see the added dimension that he gives us, I hope we can keep him but I fear it might be too costly but let's enjoy today. I never thought we could get a guy like this.
Vanek will get a taste of Therrien as a coach and say "**** this".
Quite honestly, I think Therrien might be the biggest deterent to Vanek signing here. Regardless, great great move by Bergevin. Brilliant!!! Bergevin should get 5 years and another 5 years probation. This was highway robbery regardless of whether Vanek ultimately signs here or not.
why didn't they go for him today? why Moulson instead?
Maybe they did but Snow was being a greedy GM seeing how everybody knows it's a destination he is likely to end up at after the season, where it ended up exploding in his face and had to accept our final crappy offer.
We all know the heavy lifting was done by Rick Dudley while Bergy was attending personal matters
THANK YOU TO RICK DUDLEY !!!!
Really? Really? Do you think they don't have cellphone reception or wifi in Chicago?
At the very least, do you really think they woke up this morning with the idea?
Scouts may do the prelim work, and Dudley likely does some eval, but to suggest that the GM was a non-factor shows no real sense of managerial strategies, methods or realities.
The timing of the release actually suggests the contrary. They likely had an agreement earlier and the release of the trade was probably held until the last minute. Can't see it happening otherwise, especially given the likelihood that one of the Canadiens rivals may have then pulled the trigger on something they had in the works--and most teams would have multiple scenarios already planned based on their needs, wants, and potential outcomes.