Found October 15, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
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Thomas Vanek entered this season with a clear plan. He wanted to watch the Sabres’ young players perform and gauge their talent level before deciding if he would re-sign with Buffalo. Not surprisingly the opening few weeks haven’t made him rush out to grab a pen. “Right now I’m not ready but I like where we’re heading” the free agent-to-be said Monday. “I think there’s a lot of talent in this group. Only time and games will tell how good we can really be.” Vanek will remain a trade candidate and longed-for talent until he re-signs or is dealt. He faced the team that makes the most sense for his future Monday night. The Minnesota resident took on the Wild in First Niagara Center. Folks back in the State of Hockey no doubt kept an eye on the former University of Minnesota Golden Gophers star. Those fans no doubt will continue to do so while hoping he signs with the Wild next summer. “The media and the outside people always have an opinion just like I have my own opinion” Vanek s...
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