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10-30-2003, 01:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Volchenkov
Fair enough.

Let's do some coparisons. I'll give my opinion on the comparison + a short explanation adn they you will give yours. Feel free to add some of your own categories.

Speed: Vermette - He beat Havlat and Hossa in training camp - 'nuff said.
Scoring: Vermette - He was 6th or 7th in the AHL in his rookie season in goals after having a year off.
Toughness: Steen - Vermette is a skill player and a little small - Steen wins easily here
Playmaking: Steen - Vermette hasn't shown the ability to set up goals as much as Steen has.
Defense: Vermette - He's playing on Ottawa's PK and is being used as a defensive specialist on Ottawa - he wouldn't be unles he is already NHL calibre in terms of defense.
Puck Handling: I have no clue.

Your turn.
Well, I haven't seen either player play, so Im in no position to make such a comparison. This is why I'm not giving my opinion either way - just looking for information.

As for your comparison, again, Im in no position to evaluate in great depth. However, the 'speed' issue. It may very well be true that Vermette is faster than Steen; perhaps you have seen them both play, or perhaps you are going by scouting reports - Im not too concerned about that. But your argument contending that Vermette is faster than Steen because Vermette was the fastest player in the Sens camp holds little merit. It gives me no reason to believe Vermette is faster than Steen.

I will agree with you on the 'defense' aspect thus far; as Vermette has been playing adequately at the NHL level already. But until Steen gets his opportunity, the final word is still up in the air.

And the rest - okay. I suppose that would be accurate based on the scouting reports.

I think Steen still will have a few Question marks surrounding how he will adapt to the NA game, much like all European prospects.

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