Aug 28, 2013, 3:55 PM EST
Sabres fans might be able to breathe a little easier today. Thomas Vanek isn’t looking to be traded.
Vanek spoke with reporters in Buffalo and said he has no idea where the talk of him wanting to be moved came from and that he’s happy to wait and see what the season brings. WGR’s Paul Hamilton shares the story.
“I never asked to be traded so when people do mention it, I’m surprised. Did I think I was going to get traded, no because I never once went in there and said I don’t want to be here. I said, ‘Right now I’m not looking for an extension, but not saying that I wouldn’t want one down the road, but right now I just want to see where it goes’.”
All right, so maybe breathing easier won’t totally happen, but at the very least Vanek isn’t looking to get out of town right away. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer and he said he wants to keep his options open. One thing he’s said is he doesn’t want to stick around for a long rebuild.
GM Darcy Regier’s options are to either extend him or deal him before the deadline before possibly losing him for nothing. That’s the same situation goalie Ryan Miller is in as well. If either player is to be moved, plenty of teams will want in on them for the right price.
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What better way to make an impression on new teammates.
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Big Buff out could be a Big Loss for Winnipeg.
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Big Buff doing Big Buff things.
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Also, for causing “significant injury.”
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“It’s definitely an issue that needs a collective focus from our managers and the league in terms of how to deal with it.”
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An Original Six matchup at the Joe.
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Has appeared in just three games for the Blue Jackets since being traded from Toronto.
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Hurt it in practice.
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Another small crowd last night at BB&T Center.
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News and notes from around the crease…
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“You can never have too many d-men at this time of the year.”
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