He certainly defines the sniper term. People are saying that his shot isn't what it used to be but I beg to differ. Their saying that mostly due to his lack of production in recent seasons, which stems from his line mates.
yea i liked the bure deal, too bad he got hurt and had to retire. i wonder why Valeri Bure retired at a young age. Bure had 20 goals in 55 games in 03-04 as a 30 year old. he can still be playing now, anyone know if had injury problems too?
He got married to the girl from Full House (no joke) had kids, then needed back surgery. He decided to retire and be with his family after the surgery. He makes wine now, again no joke.
Isn't she one of those evangelical Christian's? I know her brother is completely off the wall.
Not a shot at religion, the guy is just crazy.
As for Naslund, he should be quite capable on Gomez's wing. People say his shot has dropped off a bit, but he just needs time to get it off.
I'm excited about Naslund on Gomers wing, I think they'll play well together. Hopefully it doesn't end up the same way Jagr/Gomez did. Worse case scenario he ends up on Drury or Dubi's line. I'm sure he will mesh with someone. I think there is something to the Bertuzzi/Dubi comparison and how it may benefit Naslund.
As for the Full House girl and her brother...no idea? Wouldn't doubt it though.
From that video it looks like he loves to go to the backhand on the breakaway.
I'm pretty excited about him. He and Jagr scored the same number of goals last season(25). Unless he's got great line chemistry though I don't see his numbers jumping by much though. Despite all the talk of Vancouver being an offensively challenged team, they scored two more goals than the Rangers last season.
Also, I kind of imagine Naslund having really good chemistry with Dubi who can handle the puck and draw coverage to him while Naslund jets to the right circle unnoticed. (If it doesn't work out with Gomer for some reason)
Watching Youtube videos of Naslund is giving the wrong impression.
His wrist shot is no longer amazing, due to having bone chips removed from his elbow. Don't expect him to magically replicate the Youtube highlights, because he just doesn't play that way anymore.
He isn't a pure sniper anymore, but rather a mix between playmaker/sniper.
im gonna watch old u tube vids of shanny and hope hes still that guy too. hes not.
having watched alot of vancouver games the past few seasons i can tell you hes a very intelligent player and more importantly, hes good around the crease but he has lost a step. the system he played in with vanc. was very defensive and the change to an uptempo skating style should suit him. yes hes not a kid anymore, but he can still skate and his shot is still very accurate. hes a heady player who will score goals for this team playing along side gomez and drury, no doubt.
and one more thing, he wore the c on his sweater. he along with drury have been captains. dont discount the value of leadership. hes gonna have a huge positive impact this year.