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#161 Eleven

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Posted Today, 12:24 PM

I'd sign him for 2 mil and play him on Eichel's wing because it's a good idea.

 

Also having him around to teach / encourage Reinhart's improving play in the crease would be great.



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Posted Today, 12:27 PM

Also having him around to teach / encourage Reinhart's improving play in the crease would be great.

And when to hit or stay


Edited by WildCard, Today, 12:27 PM.


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Posted Today, 12:27 PM

I'd sign him for 2 mil and play him on Eichel's wing because it's a good idea.

Are we tying a rope to Eichel to drag Vanek up ice with him too? Vanek isn't fast enough for me to want him on Jack's wing. On the PP sure. Outside of that Vanek should be a 3rd line guy. 



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Posted Today, 12:29 PM

Bringing back in Vanek at this point in his career does not seem like a safe bet. I'd wager that he'd be unable to keep up with Eichel, anyway. Some people seem to think Vanek could parlay past glories and cash in one more time. That is a more than uncertain proposition, in my eyes.


And when to hit or stay

 

DAMMIT ALL.



#165 ubkev

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Posted Today, 12:33 PM

Also having him around to teach / encourage Reinhart's improving play in the crease would be great.


If Reinhart has a Vanek career....I'd sign up for that right now.

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Posted Today, 12:33 PM

And when to hit or stay

 

I don't think I got this one.



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Posted Today, 12:35 PM

Good for him, he's a good coach and deserves another shot. And it's probably because his contract with BUF ran out.

why?

to reunite the band! They could trade for Miller to back up Ulmark and see what Stafford is doing to get a Vanek/Pommer/Stafford line!

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Posted Today, 12:52 PM

I don't think I got this one.

 

I posted to the same effect -- WC's was more pithy and to the point (and therefore funnier):

 

Bringing back in Vanek at this point in his career does not seem like a safe bet. I'd wager that he'd be unable to keep up with Eichel, anyway. Some people seem to think Vanek could parlay past glories and cash in one more time. That is a more than uncertain proposition, in my eyes.



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Posted Today, 01:37 PM

I don't think I got this one.

 

It's a big gamble.



#170 Eleven

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Posted Today, 01:47 PM

Ah, slick references to the Rochester gambling sting.  Got it.



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Posted Today, 04:20 PM

I'd sign him for 2 mil and play him on Eichel's wing because it's a good idea.


Shoring up the LW with say, Perron and Vanek would represent a job well done by Bottterill.

Bringing back in Vanek at this point in his career does not seem like a safe bet. I'd wager that he'd be unable to keep up with Eichel, anyway. Some people seem to think Vanek could parlay past glories and cash in one more time. That is a more than uncertain proposition, in my eyes.

 
DAMMIT ALL.


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Posted Today, 05:01 PM

We want to get faster and younger on the wings, bring me Thomas Vanek!

Hell no

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Posted Today, 05:03 PM

We want to get faster and younger on the wings, bring me Thomas Vanek!

Hell no

If they bring in 5 other younger faster wingers, then sure, sign him.

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Posted Today, 05:11 PM

We want to get faster and younger on the wings, bring me Thomas Vanek!
Hell no


As Flagg said: if one of those younger, faster wingers is Josefson, I’d rather have the older, slower player.

It depends who else Botterill is able to bring in.

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Posted Today, 05:32 PM

We want to get faster and younger on the wings, bring me Thomas Vanek!

Hell no

 

It's not bring in Vanek instead of a faster, younger winger, it is bring in Vanek because there isn't a faster, younger winger that improves the team that is available.


Edited by We've, Today, 05:33 PM.


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Posted Today, 06:46 PM

It's not bring in Vanek instead of a faster, younger winger, it is bring in Vanek because there isn't a faster, younger winger that improves the team that is available.

 

Bingo.

 

Honestly this UFA offers almost nothing. It almost makes me think Risto, Reino or ROR is gone for multiple ok parts to fill in holes.



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Posted Today, 07:51 PM

It's not bring in Vanek instead of a faster, younger winger, it is bring in Vanek because there isn't a faster, younger winger that improves the team that is available.


Right. Vanek had 56 points last season and made $2 million. We shouldn't let the need to improve team speed blind us against other ways to improve the team.

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Posted Today, 07:52 PM

It's not bring in Vanek instead of a faster, younger winger, it is bring in Vanek because there isn't a faster, younger winger that improves the team that is available.


This.

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Posted Today, 08:40 PM

Right. Vanek had 56 points last season and made $2 million. We shouldn't let the need to improve team speed blind us against other ways to improve the team.

He's gonna come here and get the 40ish points he's been getting.

Edited by Skurk Liger, Today, 08:42 PM.