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09-08-2012, 12:01 AM
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northern Virginia
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And the entire problem with the "what he's not" list is item #2. I think most, if not all of us could accept that list of things he's not and would still like having him on the team if #2 wasn't on there.
I think a team can get away with one or two one-trick-ponies. Particularly if the rest of the team is solid where the pony is not. If Buffalo was a fast, tough, workman-like team (like the teams in the late 1990's), Vanek's faults wouldn't be so hard to take. The 1999 Sabres had Satan, who scored but didn't fit into the team's overall identity.
And if his cap hit wasn't so high, I think fans would have an easier time with his weaknesses.
If Vanek resigns for less and is part of a young, physical, aggressive team, it's less of an issue.
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