It’s inevitable that by the March 5 trade deadline, general manager Garth Snow will trade Vanek

It’s inevitable that by the March 5 trade deadline, general manager Garth Snow will trade Vanek, now even more so in the wake of star center John Tavares’ injury, sustained while playing for Team Canada en route to its gold medal. The Islanders are 12 points out of a playoff position with six teams to leapfrog as the final 22-game stretch begins on Thursday with the Maple Leafs at the Coliseum.

While playing for his native Austria, Vanek saw Tavares in Russia, and said the Isles captain took the news of his torn MCL and torn meniscus, which ended his NHL season, rather hard. Vanek also created a bit of a scandal when he and his teammates were said to have partied into the early-morning hours after a group-stage win over Norway last Sunday.

It was followed two days later with a 4-0 loss to Slovenia in the elimination round, leading many in the European media to run with the story.

http://nypost.com/2014/02/23/vanek-not-smart-breaking-curfew/


5 Responses to It’s inevitable that by the March 5 trade deadline, general manager Garth Snow will trade Vanek

  1. lafleur10 says:

    somebody is going to fleece garth snow for vanek thus setting the islanders back even further in their rebuild

    • I don’t think his asking price is going to be met. Not when you have a player who is coming for 20 games, and claiming that he will test free agency. It’s a lot to give up. If you’re a team near the top and have cap space, a 1st and a mid prospect is hardly going to ruin your team, and might give you that push for the playoffs. If you’re a team that can use a top player like vanek to make playoffs – it’s more of a risk losing your first and that prospect might be needed to fill a role next year. For teams at the bottom, they’d be absolutely foolish to trade for Vanek.

  2. doorman says:

    Doesn’t matter what he gets back, unless that 1st he sent to Buf this year is out of the top 10-15 next year he gace away too much.

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