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07-08-2013, 12:36 PM
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Iron Duke
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Originally Posted by glenngineer View Post

And if Forsberg pans out, Vanek will be long retired when Forsberg is in his prime. I know what you're saying but we got a steal out of the Erat deal and it would be foolish to give that up now. It's a catch-22 situation at best. Vanek could be great for us. Forsberg could fail. It could also turn out the other way. Poile didn't acquire Forsberg to peddle him off this quickly.
Also worth considering is that though Vanek has been a rather durable player for much of his career, he also plays a style of game that leads to a bit more wear and tear on the player's body. Though it wouldn't surprise me to see him continue to be productive for the next 5+ years, he is entering that stage of his career where the physical toll of his style of play may start to break him down a bit.

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