Garth Snow did a full audio interview on WFAN590 on Thursday and had a lot to say about his team/trades/deadline.
Video of call/full interview.
Calgary getting nothing for pending UFA, Mike Camallari was not in the article.
What is also not included was Snow calling his penalty killing atrocious after praising his coaches a few months ago. He also said Calvin deHaan's emergence was the reason they did not revisit resigning Andrew MacDonald.
Snow has until June 1st to defer his pick to Buffalo this year or in 2015 it it's a top ten.
All in all he explains why he did what he did.
Bottom line trends change in trade deadlines as quickly as front-loading came along. Many past deadlines first rounder were thrown in for rentals, the trends changed this time.
Another emerging trend seems to be additional compensation for signing a player you acquired at the deadline.
Snow said he accepted the best/only offer, but he had to get more, and failed.
Market or not, that's his job.
Vanek likely did not help his value (or Snow) with his pre-Olympic struggles or what happened with team Austria off the ice that he was named captain of, however he had 43 points in 47 games with a +4 rating, and improved this teams five on five scoring.
I also wrote about him being too outspoken which many organizations want no part of. He did it in and upon leaving Buffalo, also here after games.
That line with Tavares/Okposo was one of the best in the NHL for a month after Moulson had one 5/5 goal against Columbus opening night, and one open net assist against Carolina.
Nothing helped fix this teams issue in losing Mark Streit, then Lubomir Visnovsky. MacDonald/Hamonic were overused/extended, and a forward group small/not physical could not compensate.
And nothing excuses a fan base that again has stayed home since 1989 (unless it's opening night or a playoff game) for failing to support a playoff team last year with an MVP candidate in John Tavares that began with game two against Phoenix in October.
Twenty Nine other fan bases would have filled the seats to see John Tavares after making the playoffs
Not here, never here.
Playoffs or not.
Ed Mangano, Kate Murray, Al D'Amato, Jay Jacobs, Joe Mondello, Tom Suozzi, and Tom Gulotta are laughing hardest.