Thomas Vanek hasn't asked the Buffalo Sabres to trade him, but he isn't looking to sign an extension with the organization right now.
"No, I never asked to be traded so when people do mention it, I'm surprised," he told Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 SportsRadio. "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. I said, 'Right now I'm not looking for an extension, but not saying that I wouldn't want one down the road, but right now I just want to see where it goes. We're a young team, we're rebuilding' and those are my words, so I'm keeping my options open." It sounds like he wants to see what kind of future the Sabres have in the pipeline before he agrees to talk contract with them. However, the Sabres have been exploring the possibility of trading him due to his pending unrestricted free agency at the end of the 2013-14 season.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 04:41:00 PM