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09-06-2012, 01:30 PM
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yes, but also if there wasn't a letter on his jersey...
I look at guys like Callahan and Franzen, and everything they bring to the game, and it just makes Vanek so displeasing as a core piece of this team.
When you look at 200 shot, 25-30 goal scoring wingers... Vanek's just not that appealing of a player to me ANYMORE...
I look at that list, and I prefer the Andrew Ladd types.
(I was a huge Vanek defender... for years... just not anymore)
Vanek doesn't have the high end skill of the big offensive studs (people around here actually tried to compare him to Kovalchuk (wtf???)... If you don't have the elite, high end offensive package, then you damn well better bring something else to the table (callahan, franzen, ladd, etc)... and the simple fact is, Vanek doesn't bring anything else.
Yeah, but when he was given one, there weren't really many other deserving players. There might be now with the youth movement going on, but at the time it made sense giving him one. I wouldn't have a problem taking it away and giving it to one of the kids, though.
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