Thread: Sami Vatanen
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06-21-2012, 07:27 AM
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Originally Posted by gliff View Post
I think Sbisa and Lydman should switch. Lydman can be that mentor for Sami that teaches him how to be a pro not necessarily on the ice but off the ice. When was the last time the Ducks had a young guy that didnt speak English (correct me if I'm wrong but Sami doesnt speak practically any right?)? I think making him comfortable off the ice is just as important as on the ice. Maybe even more.
He is allowed to do that even if he is not on the same pairing
Sbisa is a great guy and he could definatly find a way to cooperate with Sami on the ice. He`s European to after all.

The most important thing that must be adressed with Vatanens pair-mate is that he have to be experienced and with ability to correct some mistakes that will happen. Toni is better than Luca at this point, definately. But, other than that, i see no other reason.

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