Vanek again says he wants to test free agency. But says if the #Isles were winning more he might have agreed to a deal. Emphasis on 'might.'
— Kevin Maher (@KMaherNews12) March 3, 2014
Islanders: Vanek said if team was in "top echelon" he might stay. "I can tell you that winning does make a big difference."Many fans didn't like that Vanek said this saying that it was unprofessional and made him come off as selfish. Those fans have their frustrations placed at the wrong person though because Vanek is absolutely right. Their frustrations should be placed at the owner and GM who placed us in this situation.
— steven marcus (@newsdaymarcus) March 3, 2014
I have been saying it for a while that we need Vanek a lot more then he needs us. He is absolutely right with what he said because the fact is the GM had an awful summer last summer. Normally, a summer like the one Garth had would result in the GM losing his job. However, that won't happen here because winning isn't the top priority. With that and the lack of winning culture starting with the top in management it isn't really a mystery as to why this team has trouble attracting free agents who aren't projects to play here.