ISLANDERS ACQUIRE VANEK FROM SABRES FOR MOULSON, PICKS

The New York Islanders have acquired forward Thomas Vanek from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for forward Matt Moulson, a first round draft pick in 2014 and a 2015 second round pick.

Vanek, 29, is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2013-14 season. In 13 games this season, he has scored four goals and added five assists.

The Austrian is in the final year of a seven-year deal he signed with the Sabres prior to 2007-08 worth an average annual value of $7.142 million.

“We had opportunity to acquire an elite player and given where we are right now (.500), you go for it,” Islanders general manager Garth Snow told TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie.

“If we hadn’t drafted so well, if we didn’t have good prospects, we couldn’t afford to take the risk,” Snow told McKenzie on the steep price the Islanders paid to acquire Vanek.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=435220


6 Responses to ISLANDERS ACQUIRE VANEK FROM SABRES FOR MOULSON, PICKS

  1. razer1818 says:

    Very expensive for a rental… Especially since he will probably end up in Minnesota with his buddy Jason Pominville

  2. leafs_wallace93 says:

    Good deal for the Sabers, should help them with their tank this season. Still considering had they not matched Kevin Lowe’s offer sheet for Vanek they would have had pretty much three 1st overall picks instead. Just a stupid knee jerk reaction when they signed Vanek.

    • doorman says:

      Meh, I have to disagree that was a different Sabres team and Miller in net and the rest of the lineup stronger then the Oilers they wouldn’t have finished that bad,IMO

  3. LN91 says:

    They need Myers more than they needed Vanek…

    But I like the trade, Tavares now has an elite talent on his wing.

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