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According to Arthur Staple from Newsday, star winger Thomas Vanek has turned down a substantial contract offer from the Islanders and is likely to be moved before the March 5th trade deadline.
Sources say Thomas Vanek has turned down a substantial offer from the #Isles, who will likely move him by Mar. 5 deadline. Story to come.Since being acquired by the Islanders Vanek has formed one of the most dominant lines in hockey alongside Kyle Okposo and John Tavares.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 3, 2014
According to Newsday, the Islanders offered Vanek around 7 years 50 million which is around what he makes now but that was declined.
I'm very curious to see what we are able to get out of him. If we are only able to land a first round pick then this will go down as a bad job by Garth Snow and management. One thing I don't understand though is why we wouldn't offer him the eighth year. Being the only team in the NHL that can offer him the 8th year, it doesn't make any sense for us to not use that to our advantage.