Thread: Player Discussion: Sami Vatanen
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05-28-2012, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
As for where Vatanen starts, let him start on the 3rd pairing(assuming he makes the team straight out, which is entirely possible). We don't need to pencil an unknown into the top 4. We made that mistake before, and it wasn't pleasant. Start him on the 3rd pairing, with some 2nd unit PP time. I think he'll do pretty well, but I have no problem with starting a player slowly and working them into it. It worked well with Bobby Ryan, and it's what we did with Sbisa after putting him into a role he wasn't ready for.

Personally, I think we should try him out on the first pp unit on the point with Vis. But agreed on him being placed on the third unit.

Selanne-Getzlaf-Perry
Vatanen-Visnovsky

DSP-Koivu-Ryan
Fowler-Beauchimen

... I haven't been that impressed with Fowler on the PP... He's a great passer, but he barely ever gets a good shot on goal. Vatanen is supposed to have a cannon like Visnovsky... So I think it could be worth trying those two on the points.

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