Again, what does he gain by doing this?
Short term: The Wings are in a marginally better position to lock up the 8th seed. And again as I keep saying, get bounced by one of the top seeds.
Long term: The prospect pool is weaker by a factor of 2. First they lose a top prospect, and second they lose a chance at the highest draft pick since Marty Lapointe.
Seems like a bad deal no matter how you spin it.
He is exactly that until he proves anything. Guess there's no such thing as free agency and draft either, the Wings are doomed without a young center.
People will forget about this in a couple months. Same thing happened when Pittsburgh traded Morrow away, now they don't even care. It could have been worse, like trading Tatar, Jurco, or Nyquist for something that wouldn't help us either.
I wanted Vanek alot, but we don't need wingers and he wouldn't sign here again it's pretty obvious he's going to Minny if they don't lock up Moulson.
Edited by darkmanx, 05 March 2014 - 07:19 PM.