Found October 14, 2013 on State of Hockey News:
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A hot topic amongst Wild fans has been speculation that the Wild possibly being in the hunt for former Golden Gophers scoring machine Thomas Vanek.  Vanek, who through no fault of his own became one of the league's most expensive players after he was tendered an offer sheet by the Edmonton Oilers that the Sabres felt compelled to match.  The Sabres are a team that has been re-shaping itself after some bold talk from its billionaire owner Terry Pegula.  Most of the big money moves Pegula and Sabres' GM Darcy Regier made failed miserably.  Last season the team parted ways with long-time coach Lindy Ruff and somehow Regier kept his job with a comitment from ownership to rebuild the club through the draft.  That is normally a long and painful process that is not being well recieved from one of the more intense fanbases of the NHL.  Vanek a player who turns 30 this season is not likely to want to wait a few more seasons in the league's basement while the Sabres turn around th...
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