Thomas Vanek has been traded from the Islanders to Montreal for a second-rounder and Swedish prospect Sebastian Collberg.
Vanek, 30, is a right winger with 271 goals and 270 assists (541 pts) in 645 games which isn’t chicken feed. This is a bonafide NHL star with great hands who will help our team.
The one knock seems to be that Vanek doesn’t always play with passion. Hopefully when he’s in the great Montreal Canadiens environment and wearing the CH, the passion will come flowing out.
I’m very excited about this.
Along with Vanek, Montreal’s right wingers include Gallagher, Gionta, Bourque, Weise, and Parros.