pens2005 wrote: Staggy wrote:
KG wrote:Not sure why ownership would allow Regeier to deal Vanek if he was going to can him 2 weeks later...
I haven't read the last couple pages but I feel this needs repeated. Why did Pegula allow the guy who he knew he was likely to imminently fire to trade away the number one asset in the organization?
You don't think the ownership group had a say in the vanek trade? There is no way they didn't sign off on that trade (regardless of their decision to fire the GM a few weeks later).
I'm just not buying it.
Sabres are rebuilding. With Vanek turning 30 in 2 months, he doesn't quite fit what they're looking to do. Sure, they lost Vanek... but they got Moulson, who they are reportedly planning on trading at the draft, along with a conditional 1st round pick in 2014 and a 2nd round pick in 2015.
It's not like they gave the guy away for nothing. The trade brought in some valuable assets to a team in rebuild mode.