Thomas Vanek isn't the dominant force we expected him to be. (Update: sick/hurt?)
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03-28-2014, 08:09 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
The first 4-5 games I thought he was just waaay too lazy and slow. He tried fancy backhand blind passes that failed time after time, but then he clicked with Pac and DD and all of sudden it gives the habs an unexpected depth. Last night vs Detroit was the awakening of the Vanek we can expect to see on a regular basis. He was faster, stronger, his passes were on tape and he knew where his linemates were. The habs are now a threat game after game and if it continues like this, Vanek might just turn out to be the missing piece for the habs to make it real far in the playoffs. It feels like the kovalev days, when night after night we could hope to score enough goals to win.
After last night's game, the TSN panel reaction to the trade is understandable.
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