Thread: Vanek vs. Nash
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10-08-2013, 09:12 AM
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Originally Posted by zeke View Post
great poll.

two very similar players.

both very skilled puckhandlers with great shots.

both big guys who aren't physical, both good skaters but not very fast.

both have scored 20+ goals in every year of their careers, and have near identical career paces:

Nash: 35gls/67pts career pace
Vanek: 35gls/68pts career pace

They also share another distinction that's not so great - both have been largely playoff flops. Vanek with only 20pts in 36 career playoff games, Nash with only 8pts in 16 career playof games.

Great comparison - I can't pick one over the other. They're pretty much the same player IMO, just shoot with different hands.
I think it's unfair to label Nash a playoff flop yet. He really only had one playoff run, albeit an atrocious one.

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