Last week there was a considerable amount of fallout on Twitter over a post on Trending Buffalo suggesting Thomas Vanek should be the next Sabre on the chopping block.

In the other corner, Alexander Bauer pieced together his own take on Black, Blue and Gold as a follow up. 

Since then, the one thing that struck me in the aftermath of both pieces was the amount of Sabres fans so eager to jettison a player who has been, by most accounts, the team’s most impressive player since Danny Briere and Chris Drury bolted town five seasons ago. So, naturally, I thought I’d throw my hat into the ring and lay out a few of my own thoughts on the debate.