Parise or Vanek?

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  1. Rich09

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    Which one will you pick to be the best player between Vanek and Parise.


    Also, do you think Ryan Malone will continue to figure as a top line foward?
     
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    Thomas Vanek
     
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    Personally, I like Parise more and I think he will develop into a more complete player than Vanek will. Not to say that I don't like Vanek, but I think Parise will be more valuable to his team.

    Malone I don't see as being a first liner, I see him maxing out as a 2nd liner. But with Pittsburgh, he could get some first line time.
     
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    Vanek.

    Malone will probably stay a first liner, until Pittsburgh's done rebuilding.
     
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    I have both players on my keeper league team and I value Parise more.
     
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    Parise.

    I have no hopes for Vanek, he's an amazing offensive talent, but he's a floater.
     
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    Ryan Malone will never be a No. 1 NHL left wing. The only way he will be is on a bad team, like Pittsburgh last year. Yeah, he scored 20 goals as a rookie, but he's 25 in a month. He's not much younger than Joe Thornton. I was more impressed with the numbers posted by teenagers Patrice Bergeron and Eric Staal, than the numbers of 24-year-old Ryan Malone.

    Oh yeah, Parise's a much better prospect. Vanek has more upside, but Vanek's a risky proposition. Could be a 40-goal scorer. Could be Pavel Brendl.
     
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    I disagree. Parise has more upside on top of being the better player.
     
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    In terms of upside for goals & points, its Vanek in a walk imo.
     
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    I agree. Offensively-speaking, Vanek does have a higher upside.
     
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    Vanek as he has higher offensive potential
     
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    Buffalo has the unhyped version of Zach Parise, so I'd take Vanek.

    But truthfully, at best he (Vanek) probably wont even be as good as Miroslav Satan who I don't want in Buffalo anymore, so...
     
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    vanek for me
     
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    Parise....hands down.....
     
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    I like Parise a lot. I think he will be a great two-way player. I don't know about him having the bigger upside of the two as some have said, but I would take him between the two in a second. I cant see Parise being much better than Mike York actually. That is no knock as i love York and think he is one of the most under-rated forwards in the game. But i see a similar two way game.

    Vanek on the other hand I could see becoming a Hejduk type with that much offensive power (minus the Forsberg) but he is less of a sure thing........though he displayed in the WC's that he is on his way.

    So I guess it becomes a question of the almost garanteed York or a potential Forsbergless Hejduk. Overall I think it is close, but am leaning towards Parise myself.

    Damn I wish we didnt trade down for Pouliot.
     
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    Vanek not only has upside, he is really really talented. I´ve only seen him play at the WCH and I am not comparing his upside with Parise but I was suprised with Vaneks skill level which if you compare with what I saw of Parise in the WJC is much higher.

    But on the other hand playing for Austria in the WCH where he was given a free role and playing on a big ice surface without redline offside fits Vanek really well and tells nothing how he will be able to transform his game to the NHL.
     
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    There's no doubt Vanek has more (probably much more) upside than Parise as a goalscorer, but not as a points producer.
     
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    Parise for me
     
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    For the regular season, Vanek.
    For the playoffs, Parise.
     
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    Vanek - 1 goal 0 assists in 6 games.
    Parise - 3 goals 5 assists in 8 games.

    Any questions?
     
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    Yes. Do you seriously believe you just settled the debate or are you aware of the futility of your post?
     
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    I'm aware of the fact that Parise is better than Vanek, as I've been argueing for months.

    Parise will be a huge star.
     
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