Botched Vanek contract sums up Sabres’ woes

Via: Olean Times Herald

‘When the frugal Regier went out of character with Vanek’s deal, he destroyed his leverage in future contract talks. How does he revert to the penny-pinching, do-it-for-the-team Darcy if Vanek continues to struggle? Players (and agents) aren’t dumb. They see the dollar amounts attached to Vanek’s less-than-inspired effort.’