Ossi Vaananen trade value
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02-27-2005, 09:53 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
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Forget his stagnant progress in his last year and a half in Phoenix.
With the Avalanche, Ossi Vaananen had instant chemistry with Rob Blake, and was absolutely pounding opponents game-in and game-out. He was dominating players down low, and was really a rock defensively.
The guy averaged 18:36 of ice-time for us in the regular season, and it then increased to 22:06 in the playoffs.
I don't know what Modano=God is talking about... do you not remember Vaananen man-handling various Stars forwards throughout that five-game, quick process of elimination?
I believe Ossi's increase in icetime was due to the fact Blake was out with injuries and then also playing hurt. Seems like it was more "forced" icetime then an increase in play, so an increase in icetime.
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