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Will Thomas Vanek be a member of the Buffalo Sabres for a while longer or won't he? Inquiring minds want to know.
Since it became clear that the Sabres were finally going to cut bait on some of their more established players and go the rebuilding route -- made clear when Jason Pominville was traded to Minnesota last season -- people have wondered about his future in Buffalo (Ryan Miller's too).
In the past Vanek had made it clear that he wasn't keen on going through a rebuilding phase. But did he ask for a trade out of Buffalo the way that some suggested? He addressed that with Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 in Buffalo.
"No 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 goe...
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Thomas Vanek is looking to silence the trade rumors which have been attached to his name for what seems like an eternity. In an interview with WGR 550, Vanek stated that he hasn't requested a trade from the Buffalo Sabres. In fact, Vanek appears content in Buffalo and is open to the idea of signing a new deal with the Sabres in the future.
No, I never asked to be...
Good read MT @BillHoppeNHL Thomas Vanek: http://t.co/Z3yLE8NDx0 "I’m telling you right now, that’s not true. I’ve never asked for a trade"
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) August 29, 2013
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Contrary to urban legend and internet hockey fiction, Thomas Vanek never, ever approached Sabres GM Darcy Regier and demanded a trade out of Buffalo. It never happened. I never will happen. Vanek is content to play out the final year of his 7 year, $50 million contract with the Sabres. He and his agent, Steve Bartlett, have been up front and transparent since the end of last season on...
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His Olympic journey, however, may have ended there.
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My points were:
1. Hodgson Is Buffalo's #1 Center
2. Vanek Factor
3. Point A Game Potential
4. Known Quantity Vs. Rookies
Earlier this afternoon, I had a chance to speak directly...
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This 2013-14 NHL Season Preview features the Buffalo Sabres.
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