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01-30-2013, 09:29 PM
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Vanek would instantly become the best habs foward, he is one of the best sniper in the league.
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01-30-2013, 09:33 PM
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Vanek's skating simply isn't good enough for him to be on par with either of those players. At times it doesn't even look like NHL caliber skating.

Hossa is an elite two way forward in this league and Kovalchuk is simply the better offensive player.

The only thing Vanek can do better than these two is his play in front of the net.
Why is Vanek's skating considered not good enough?
Is it because most of time he's battling in front of the net and thus we don't see much flash?
Or is it because he only turns on the burners when needed?

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01-30-2013, 09:43 PM
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What the hell are people talking about.

Buffalo wins this trade by a mile.

2 of Montreal's best prospects who will be very good and a first likely in top 10 if not top 5 in a great draft.

Sure Vanek has had a couple of very good games but he has been very inconsistent the past couple of years.
this inconsistency has to do with

(1) not having a #1 center

(2) playing while hurt. He was playing with an undisclosed injury that affected his ability to shoot.

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01-30-2013, 10:06 PM
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First off Vanek is better than Hossa. Vanek is more well rounded of a player than Kovalchuk.

If he was looked at being traded now Buffalo would get alot more talent that is NHL ready that they could use over what was being offered from Montreal.

His production has been off the past few seasons because of playing with injuries and the lack of a center.

Through much of 10-11 he didnt have Roy with him, and Roy still wasnt anywhere near is normal self in 11-12 after his injury.

You give him a #1 center in a non defense centric system he'd be easily a 50 goal scorer.
Respectfully disagree. Hossa can outpoint Vanek while excelling defensively. Kovalchuk can outpoint either, while being pretty good defensively.

Kovalchuk>Hossa>Vanek imo. Perhaps I'm undervaluing Vanek, but he's not THAT good.

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01-30-2013, 10:31 PM
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Love MaxPac and all, but Vanek is better at this point in their careers.

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Love MaxPac and all, but Vanek is better at this point in their careers.
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01-31-2013, 06:14 AM
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What the hell are people talking about.

Buffalo wins this trade by a mile.

2 of Montreal's best prospects who will be very good and a first likely in top 10 if not top 5 in a great draft.

Sure Vanek has had a couple of very good games but he has been very inconsistent the past couple of years.
Yeah, because buffalo REALLY needs ANOTHER undersized player and to add even more into their defensive logjam. In essense from a buffalo POV its a first and 2 players that they have ZERO need for. How is this in buffalos favor? With this deal we probably have the smallest group of forwards in the league. I honestly don't care what the value of those prospects are to your team, but as they fill zero needs for buffalo, from our POV they might as well be scraps. We don't HAVE to trade our best player. It wasn't one of OUR fans that made the offer. We are perfectly happy to keep Vanek, as he isn't even available in the first place.


PS- Vanek is currently 6th in points in the league, second amoung LWs, and third overall in the Eastern Conference. Sitting happily at 2PPG


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01-31-2013, 02:37 PM
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What the hell are people talking about.

Buffalo wins this trade by a mile.

2 of Montreal's best prospects who will be very good and a first likely in top 10 if not top 5 in a great draft.

Sure Vanek has had a couple of very good games but he has been very inconsistent the past couple of years.
Buffalo doesn't need any more <6' forwards -- we already have too many. And we have plenty of defensively inept one-way d-men between our current blue line and our prospects in the position. I can't possibly imagine either of those guys making an impact in games the way Vanek does. If Montreal wants Vanek, I think Regier is asking for Galchenyuk, which I'm sure the Habs say no to. Not to mention the fact that the two teams are in the same division, which means a trade dealing with any assets of significant value is highly unlikely to begin with.

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01-31-2013, 02:51 PM
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Love MaxPac and all, but Vanek is better at this point in their careers.
To be fair, it wasn't a hab fan would said it.

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