Thomas Vanek isn't the dominant force we expected him to be. (Update: sick/hurt?)
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03-24-2014, 10:33 PM
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He's an elite goal scorer. Marian Hossa lite, and Marian Hossa was similarly criticized for much of his career, certainly through his time in Ottawa. Then he went to game 7 of the finals 3 years in a row for three different teams.
I'll take my chances on Vanek, if he'll sign. No hesitation at all, frankly. The guy's not just hands, he's a bull. Once he finds chemistry with a center (Galchenyuk perhaps, next year) he's good for 25-35 for the next few years. And this team could seriously compete in that window, if they can add pieces like Vanek.
MB did a hell of a job at the deadline this year. May well come to naught, but he gave the coach some useful pieces this year.
Marian Hossa is elite defensively and on-par with Toews in 2-way game.
Don't ever do this comparison again.
Vanek is a floater, and sadly we need floaters on the team. We can't all have top 10 offensive forwards.
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