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Vanek: Never said 'I don't want to be here'

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07:30 AM ET 08.29 | Thomas Vanek is back in Buffalo -- and with his return come the questions. Vanek spent all summer working out in Minneapolis and tried not to think too much about the situation here, "The summer was good. My workouts went well and besides that, I really didn't think about anything too much. If something was going to happen, I'm sure I was going to get a phone call, but the day I left here, I planned on coming back and here I am." Vanek added, "Is a rebuild what I wanted, no, but I'm open to it." ... There have been many rumors swirling this summer that Vanek asked to be traded. He said, "No, I never asked to be traded so when people do mention it, I'm surprised. Did I think I was going to get traded, no because I never once went in there and said I don't want to be here."

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August 29, 2013  09:11 AM ET
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Never said 'I don't want to be here'So he's the one person in Buffalo who's said that...

LOL. Cruel, but true.

August 29, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Never said 'I don't want to be here'

So he's the one person in Buffalo who's said that...

So he's not as smart as he looks?

August 29, 2013  09:32 AM ET
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So he's not as smart as he looks?

He just doesn't "think about things too much." If he thought it through it might have been different.

August 29, 2013  09:45 AM ET

he has a future in politics

August 29, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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He just doesn't "think about things too much."

this quote was supposed to be in my post....I now alter it to read:
He has a future in T&R

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August 29, 2013  11:22 AM ET
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Kills Boston almost every game he plays against us.

Maybe he'll want to play for the Wings.

August 29, 2013  12:18 PM ET

He'll be in MN after this season....

August 29, 2013  12:57 PM ET
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He'll be in MN after this season....

He would probably like that, but there won't be any cap space after you sign Heater to his well-earned 8 year extension.

August 29, 2013  01:32 PM ET

Wild over $20m under cap after this season = no Heater........

August 29, 2013  03:17 PM ET
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Wild over $20m under cap after this season = no Heater........

Did they granted him parole , or life in a halfway house?

August 29, 2013  03:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

this quote was supposed to be in my post....I now alter it to read:He has a future in T&R

Not thinking to much is definitely a prerequisite here. Not thinking at all would qualify you as a mod.

August 30, 2013  02:46 PM ET

Fixed! ;)

August 30, 2013  02:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Fixed! ;)

Wtf?

 
August 30, 2013  02:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Kessel Kills Boston almost every game he plays against us. I wish he was still here, but Tukka is here and he/she has been pretty good.

Now its fixed!

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