Well, he doesn't really do anything "dirty". Players and coaches just don't like the hits he lays out.
Apparently they are 5 times worse.
But seriously, it's a good point. I wonder if Vandermeer rooms with Demers like Husky did? Husky and Jase had a good off-ice relationship, which definitely helped their on-ice chemistry. I hope Vandermeer can be the same kinda guy for Jase, but add in physical protection for him.
Also, to another point, if Dezy or Zeus go down at all (please no), I'd really like to see Viedensky get time as the third line center, as I think he will be perfect for that role in two years (conviniently when Zeus expires), an I hope Vieds can develop into a shut-down center in the Zeus mold.
But seriously, it's a good point. I wonder if Vandermeer rooms with Demers like Husky did?
Possibly. I don't know how hotel arrangements work. Do defensemen usually room with other defensemen? If not, I could see Demers just sharing a room with Mitchell. They already live together when they aren't on the road.
Wow, browsing youtube and I had no clue that Vandermeer has thrown down with the likes of Lucic, Barch, Boll, Jackman, (Aaron) Downey, Stortini, Janssen and the Boogeyman (RIP). I'm impressed. Whether or not he won any of those I have no clue...I will soon...but it means something that he will drop 'em with the big boys like that. We need more of that so it won't just be Clowe taking on everybody. Let's sign Konopka too and we will be 100% un-****-witable.
Edit: Christ, wouldja look at him smiling at Lucic almost the whole time?! Hahaha I love him already!!
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