Vanek Traded To Montreal

New York Islander Fan Central | 3/05/2014 03:52:00 PM | |
 Updated 6pm: Islanders website Garth Snow's comments

Canadians website confirms:

Collberg is playing in Europe.

NYIFC Comments:
In short Snow gambled, he upgraded his offense in acquiring Vanek, but lost his first round pick in 2014 or 2015, without gaining that back.

If Montreal fails to make the playoffs the Islanders receive no second round pick. 

Snow lost huge not being able to resign Vanek, or enter playoff contention and will face very justified criticism for misreading the market. 

NY Post: Snow made clear this was the best offer he received and was very high on player he received in deal.

 “Have you ever seen Collberg play?” Snow asked The Post over the phone after he took a bevy of criticism from television commentators and from all corners of the Internet. “He has the chance to be a top-six forward in this league.”

“Good speed, good hands,” Snow said. “He could be a real impact player.”
 “It was a good day,” Snow said, “under trying circumstances.”