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11-13-2013, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
Definitely not Vanek, he's got great stickhandling skills and is creative with the puck, he's also got a much better shooting percentage. Vanek is an elite natural goal scorer, I wouldn't put MaxPac in the same category.
Neal is a little more similar, and maybe it's thanks to Malkin, but he's a 40goal type of a player. He's got better finish than MaxPac.
I haven't checked it, but as I recall Vanek was about the fifth pick in the first round of the very strong 2003 draft. If Pacioretty, the 22nd pick in the 2007 draft, doesn't match him, it's not surprising. As is, the Habs were lucky Pacioretty was still available when they picked.

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