Looks like Florida is going for it. After a resurgence in Detroit Vanek was the ideal trade candidate. He can score when he’s focused and teams need scoring. Florida has been fighting for the playoffs and their best chance is to make it through the Atlantic rather than the wild-card.
Vanek has 38 points this year in 48 games. Not a bad ratio. He has been playing under 15 minutes a night so look for him to play on the Florida 3rd/4th line.
Florida has had a tough year, after firing their coach earlier they have had a nice little run and are on the verge of the playoffs. Florida is trying to answer the deals made by Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa
So far it’s been a slow trade deadline day and hopefully this wakes everyone up a bit.
At only a 3rd rounder this is a pretty good deal for Florida. Surprised it didn’t cost more but maybe we’ll get some more info with the trade call