Custance on Vanek's value...a lot less than folks around here are thinking.
Craig:Heard rumors yesterday that the Kings have inquired about Thomas Vanek. A package of Tyler Toffoli, Martin Jones and a #1 pick was being bandied about. Is that about what the Islanders should expect to get in return for Vanek or could they get more?
Craig Custance (12:04 PM)
Alan - Whoa, that seems like a steep price to pay for a rental, even one as good as Vanek. I'd completely expect the Islanders to trade Vanek if they can't get him signed to a contract extension although I don't think they'll be able to completely recoup the price they paid for him. I'd say, No. 1 pick and prospect. Not two prospects. And if I'm the Kings, I'm not including Toffoli. And trading Jones thins things out behind Quick in light of the Scrivens deal. I like the Kings as a potential destination, just not at the price you mentioned.