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Thomas Vanek Wants To Finish The Year With Vancouver, But Will He?

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,

Given the choice, Thomas Vanek would be just fine staying home.

And home this season for the soon-to-be 34-year-old winger is with the Vancouver Canucks....

“Any time you start with a team, you want to finish the year with the same team.”

Vanek changes cities like he’s a 20-something au pair, juggling work and world travel.

He’s been on seven different teams since 2013. It hasn’t been by design....

Unfortunately for Vanek, the Canucks are now 10 points out of the playoffs and getting back in the race looks implausible — if not impossible.

If there’s no long, unexpected winning streak on the near-horizon, it backs the Canucks into a corner. They’ll have to trade him.

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