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10-30-2003, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ThinkBlue
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.
I think it holds a lot of merit sence Hossa is arguably one of the fastest players in the NHL. Steen has some good speed but it's not even close to Vermette's. What I didn't like about Steen in the WJ is that I thought he lacked intensity, didn't play very physical and seemed to float at times. 6pts in 6 games isn't that impressive when you look at the overall tournament scoring leaders and the fact that he played top line minutes and had plenty of pp time.

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