After Thomas Vanek scored 43 goals in the 2006-07 season, he signed a seven-year, $50 million offer sheet with the Edmonton Oilers. The Buffalo Sabres matched, and Vanek has rewarded them with a consistent high level of play.
Vanek had 40 goals in 2008-09, and has scored at least 25 goals in his first seven seasons. 2012-13 has been no different, as Vanek has ranked among the League leaders in goals and points all season.
But will Vanek keep filling the nets for the Sabres?
NHL.com examines the pros and cons to the Sabres making Vanek available to move prior to the April 3, 2013 NHL Trade Deadline: