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TheHank
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Metro, MN
Joined: 01.11.2017

May 15 @ 6:47 PM ET
The time to do that would have been after Minn. bought him out. I'm as big of a Vanek fan as there is, but I don't see it as a fit. Olofsson is a better top-6 option at this point, and Pommer is a better bottom-6.

This is coming from a guy who has two Vanek jerseys

- jcragcrumple

I only have one but, agreed
jcragcrumple
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I don't care what he did with a bunch of kids in Southampton. He's a bum, YT
Joined: 04.04.2016

May 15 @ 7:03 PM ET
I only have one but, agreed
- TheHank


White goat head and a navy classic for me

What do you have?
TheSabresTaco
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Settle down Bob, it's all for comedy.. , NY
Joined: 05.05.2011

May 15 @ 7:15 PM ET
My sauces are spicy
- Feds91Stammer


Hak's is solid bud
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 8:17 PM ET
Vanek with jack would be fun I know it would never last because he would slow down but it would be nice to finally see him with a Franchise center
- gerbe75pts


His Salary would be easily defendable and his presence on the PP would be powerful even though we know those pts don't really count.
Hatboro_Swords
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Raw Deal, PA
Joined: 07.30.2010

May 15 @ 8:17 PM ET
He was "done" coaching hockey because he got (frank)ed over, hard, with no lube. Especially when you had more success than anyone since they went to the Cup all the way through their playoff run a couple years ago, sure it's relative, but 3rd in the division beats last. It's tough to blame a guy for taking a few years off after that.
- Wetbandit1

He’s got an RDA. 2012-2013 winner.
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

May 15 @ 8:26 PM ET
Where’s Boss at?
Bringing back Vanek might be the only thing that could ease the loss of Pommer for him

- jdfitz77

👍

That's awesome fitz.

I actually never really liked vanek. Always looked like he could give a bit more.

1 year late on our bet
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 8:34 PM ET
Erik Karlson is turning it up for the Sharks ;


He was over due........
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 8:40 PM ET
Big JOE!
Deuce81
Buffalo Sabres
Location: NY
Joined: 03.11.2016

May 15 @ 8:42 PM ET
So apparently Lindy was one of Botts’ interviews. Seems like he really wanted the job, as he was very short in commenting on Krueger being hired.
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 8:46 PM ET
👍

That's awesome fitz.

I actually never really liked vanek. Always looked like he could give a bit more.

1 year late on our bet

- Boss34



What would it take to get Vanek out of Detroit on his last yr at 3m?

Dude is a solid 35-55 pt player, Beast who gurantee's results cause He Really Needs those Checks and he's going to play another 4 yrs! I'll pay him 10m 2yr All Day
Wetbandit1
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Please do not address me, quote me, provoke me or in any way reference me, NY
Joined: 10.07.2010

May 15 @ 8:56 PM ET
What would it take to get Vanek out of Detroit on his last yr at 3m?

Dude is a solid 35-55 pt player, Beast who gurantee's results cause He Really Needs those Checks and he's going to play another 4 yrs! I'll pay him 10m 2yr All Day

- MEBSabresFAN



You are out of your mind.
mattmoulson
Buffalo Sabres
Location: WNY, NY
Joined: 06.14.2015

May 15 @ 9:03 PM ET
What would it take to get Vanek out of Detroit on his last yr at 3m?

Dude is a solid 35-55 pt player, Beast who gurantee's results cause He Really Needs those Checks and he's going to play another 4 yrs! I'll pay him 10m 2yr All Day

- MEBSabresFAN


Vanek a few years ago sure, but doesn't seem like much left in the tank at this point
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:09 PM ET


1 yr Deal at 3m ? You gotta be kidding me?? No Risk , He puts up 45-55 next year, the man is a physical machine

The only question is how much would it cost, Detroit is in Cap Hell, but would Vanek waive his NTC? I think he would....the Man Likes his Check
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:11 PM ET

- MEBSabresFAN

imagine if he got 8 hours of sleep on game night instead of all night poker games in rochester
Der Kaiser
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I Know Nothink ... NOTHINK!
Joined: 07.27.2007

May 15 @ 9:15 PM ET
imagine if he got 8 hours of sleep on game night instead of all night poker games in rochester
- homiedclown


Nathan Partsch didn’t need sleep
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:16 PM ET
Absolutely incredible that Ralph walked around the city, 9 hours of walking to different bars and restaurants talking to people. And switched bars after every period watching a playoff game.

And our lame insiders at GR knew nothing about it.

- mhp

it almost sounds as if he was being interviewed for a different position and botts talked him into getting behind the bench


homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:16 PM ET
Nathan Partsch didn’t need sleep
- Der Kaiser

neither did Sekera, the vodka did the sleeping for him
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:17 PM ET
Vanek a few years ago sure, but doesn't seem like much left in the tank at this point
- mattmoulson



What are you talking about?

Its a $ Contract $ yr for Tommy.....do i need to explain why this means more to him than most folk?

He Will Score 40-55pts next yr at 3M

74 18 23 41 -10 22 6 14 0 0 5 0 146 12.3 31.58
2016-2017 DET 48 15 23 38 2 16 5 11 0 0 2 0 99 15.2 40
2016-2017 FLA 20 2 8 10 -7 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 34 5.9 0
2017-2018 VAN 61 17 24 41 -12 28 4 14 0 0 1 0 121 14 21.05
2017-2018 CBJ 19 7 8 15 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 47 14.9 40
2018-2019 DET 64 16 20 36 -12 26 4 11 0 0 1 0 108 14.8
Boss34
Buffalo Sabres
Location: BUFFALO NY, NY
Joined: 12.03.2015

May 15 @ 9:18 PM ET
What would it take to get Vanek out of Detroit on his last yr at 3m?

Dude is a solid 35-55 pt player, Beast who gurantee's results cause He Really Needs those Checks and he's going to play another 4 yrs! I'll pay him 10m 2yr All Day

- MEBSabresFAN



I'm not sure If i understand your post?

Vanek is making 3 million a year

He is a beast

He is going to be 36 in January

You want to pay him $5 million a year for 2 years, 10 million

Expecting him to play past 40

Somewhere and somehow garauanteeing a 35 -55 point season?

I like the standard.1 year deal, with the option of trading him at the deadline. Vanek is known for this.
Lunaion
Joined: 05.23.2016

May 15 @ 9:20 PM ET

1 yr Deal at 3m ? You gotta be kidding me?? No Risk , He puts up 45-55 next year, the man is a physical machine

The only question is how much would it cost, Detroit is in Cap Hell, but would Vanek waive his NTC? I think he would....the Man Likes his Check

- MEBSabresFAN


We have already have too many 35 point, one dimensional LW's. Wish him well, but he makes no sense for us.
MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:24 PM ET
I'm not sure If i understand your post?

Vanek is making 3 million a year

He is a beast

He is going to be 36 in January

You want to pay him $5 million a year for 2 years, 10 million

Expecting him to play past 40

Somewhere and somehow garauanteeing a 35 -55 point season?

I like the standard.1 year deal, with the option of trading him at the deadline. Vanek is known for this.

- Boss34


He is 35 with a professional hockey player with a penchant for self-indulgence. I don't judge, but what I have witnessed following his career on and off the ice a bit, he became more dedicated and grew from those Stressful off ice issues, serious off ice issues , if ya know what i mean, needless to say, Yes I would offer him that deal if it was what I needed to get him to waive his no trade clause, otherwise we just trade for him and decide after evaluating him on our team this season.
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:24 PM ET
I'm not sure If i understand your post?

Vanek is making 3 million a year

He is a beast

He is going to be 36 in January

You want to pay him $5 million a year for 2 years, 10 million

Expecting him to play past 40

Somewhere and somehow garauanteeing a 35 -55 point season?

I like the standard.1 year deal, with the option of trading him at the deadline. Vanek is known for this.

- Boss34

I think Vanek would be fine for this team in the right situation


that would be a solid top 6 with speed, and an open slot for LW on the 3rd line with a speedy vet center and a young rookie/second year guy with wheels and potential


MEBSabresFAN
Buffalo Sabres
Location: Lancaster, NY
Joined: 07.17.2006

May 15 @ 9:25 PM ET
We have already have too many 35 point, one dimensional LW's. Wish him well, but he makes no sense for us.
- Lunaion


Who might these LWs you be speaking of??
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:26 PM ET
We have already have too many 35 point, one dimensional LW's. Wish him well, but he makes no sense for us.
- Lunaion

actually he would outproduce any lw on the roster if skinner does not sign an extension


unless e-rod is moving to the wing full time
homiedclown
Buffalo Sabres
Location: I think we will be good, in 2037, FL
Joined: 02.24.2008

May 15 @ 9:26 PM ET
Who might these LWs you be speaking of??
- MEBSabresFAN

skinner and e-rod


vanek IMO is better for the middle 6 then sheary or wilson
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