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05-24-2008, 03:01 PM
Join Date: Apr 2004
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If we don't land Orpik this summer I really want us to get a physical dman. I know Markov is one option but Vaananen could be a cheaper option giving us more $$ to spend on a winger. The times I seen him play he was a very physical player.
What do you guys think of him?
Vaananen played really well for Colorado in the NHL for a while. But have had consistencys and injury problems.
He came to the SEL and Europe this season not to retire from the NHL, but to regroup and play in a bigger role so that he could make a real comeback in the NHL.
He looked great in the start of the season. He is a big hitter and can play solid defensive hockey while beeing ok at moving the puck.
Then at the end of the season he started looing like sheit to be frank. And did so for Finland in the WCH's too...
He didn't dropp of by alittle either, he went from like beeing a Pronger type of D in the SEL to looking like out of place in the end of the season. I have no clue why he dropped off by so much.
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