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02-25-2012, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Blubba Jenkins View Post
This is a bit OT, but can someone explain the origins of "Hanzal is so hot right now"?

But on a more serious note, Hanzal's offensive game is starting to come around this season. If he played 82 games this season, he would be on pace for 49 points. I don't feel like he's holding back Whitney and Vrbata anymore.
He's been solid - I think it is just the size thing. The wingspan gets to and keeps pucks alive in the corners, and both Whitney and Vrbata are solid with the pucks along the boards. It plays into our hands very well, and Hanzal really works well in our system.

I still haven't seen the "switch" go on for Vermette quite yet - he is getting some chances, but also looks a little timid out there. I'm waiting another 3-4 games before I expect him to flip that on automatic - he'll have had enough practice time and games with us by then...

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