Thread: Value of: Vanek
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09-29-2012, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by tsujimoto74 View Post
I know Vanek, like, only scored 25 goals last year, so it's hard to remember, but he's the 3rd best scorer from the stacked as **** 2003 draft class. He's one of only 4 active players in the NHL to have scored at least 25 goals in each of his first 7 seasons. He is one of the better PP producers in the league over the last several years. Averages .42 GPG while only getting an average between 15-16 minutes of ice time per game.
On a team with a coach that actually knew how to use scorers, there's no reason he couldn't pot 40 every year.
I'm not questioning his talent. We know he's talented. But at $7m per, he's lousy bang for the buck.

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