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07-27-2012, 12:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Jame View Post
why... whats the difference between the two?

the only differences i notice are Marleau is bigger, stronger, faster, healthier and has a few more years of failure on his resume then vanek does.

i dont even like marleau... i dont see much difference between marleau and vanek...
You're forgetting the most important difference IMO.

Marleau can play center. And he can play against top competition. You get Marleau, and it becomes infinitely easier to get Ennis those matchups to feast on. Marleau, Hodgson, Ennis as the three would think you'd be a fan of that idea.

Sure, it's a lateral move in terms of talent...but it really solidifies our center position. Looking long term, you can move him to wing if one of the G-men steps up, or you don't sign him when his contract is up (same time as Vanek's would have ended anyways).

Is Marleau the most desired player? No. Of course I'd want Pavelski more. But it might be easier to get a guy like Marleau.

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