Sabres draw the line, match Oilers' offer sheet for Vanek

Updated: July 9, 2007, 12:14 AM ET
Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Losing Chris Drury and Daniel Briere to free agency was bad enough. The Buffalo Sabres weren't going to let high-scoring youngster Thomas Vanek get away at any price.

Without hesitation, the Sabres signed Vanek to a seven-year, $50 million contract Friday, matching the offer the player received from the Edmonton Oilers.


Vanek will make a little more than 10 times his 2006-07 salary in the first year of his new multi-year ...

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