Steve Bartlett, Vanek's agent, tells me: "We're not there yet" on decision to sign with #Isles or go to July 1.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) January 29, 2014
I have been saying this for a while now but it would a terrible loss if the Islanders were unable to sign Vanek. Vanek is the exact kind of player the Islanders have huge issues getting to come here over the summer so if we lose him we will likely not get another player like him for a while. We have plenty of cap space so as long as Vanek wants to stay here there be no reason for him to not get resigned in my mind at least.