Vandermeer has impressed the hell out of me the last two seasons. He went from a guy barely known in Philly with little pro experience to a guy that is an extremely solid top 4 dman. Plus he is only 25 with a mean streak. Its great bang for your buck guys like Vandermeer that will make teams good in a cap world, Jarkko really doesnt bring all that much to the table other than being a future superstar's brother
Jarkko is a player that fills a role, but we have that role filled by a better hockey player in Matthew Barnaby. Vandermeer should be on the second pairing with Spacek. He's got a mean streak for sure and can maul people. He's probably our best fighter, with Lapointe having the ability to destroy someone if properly motivated.
It'd make Tuomo happy...possibly sparking his play.
It might, but you don't trade a player like Vandermeer for that possibility. I was friggin pumped when Hawks got Vandermeer in that Zhamnov deal, just a kind of player that most Hawks fans want to see.