Vanek vs. Semin
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06-17-2009, 09:37 PM
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Vanek isn't really that much of a two way player imo, not enough that it makes a difference how much better offensively Semin is. Semin is just as good of a goal scorer if not better, and for sure a better playmaker.
Vanek was on the PK to start the season, had 2 SHGs in the first few games, and the PK was flawless. Inexplicably, Ruff stopped putting him out there, and the season went to crap.
As for being a playmaker -- and I'm not saying one way or the other who is better at it -- keep in mind how brutal the Sabres have been the past 2 seasons at finishing and scoring. 75% of the team couldn't hit an open net last year if they were in the crease.
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