Vanek scoring leader

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  1. gerhardgirk

    gerhardgirk Registered User

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    Isn't that crazy, not a Canadian, Czech or Swedish guy leading the scoring statistics. It's Thomas Vanek!!
     
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    That's because Vanek is God.
     
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    i agree with that...

    he is unbelivable !! MVP THOMAS VANEK :bow:
     
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    Vanek's gonna be a superstar with the Sabres, he's one of the best things for Austrian hockey right now. Knowing that his parents are Czech, is he fluent in German?
     
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    If he scores like this in the NHL,he may be an allright pick :)
     
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    vanek was born in austria!
    he speaks perfect german!
     
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    yap. he was born in austria and lived here his first 14 years.
     
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    Actually, the scoring leader is Rucinsky with 4G and 3A in 3 games.
     
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    both with 7 points after 3 games.
     
  10. TVanek26*

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    Not bad considering Rucinsky is an NHL player and according to other people Vanek is a "bust".
     
  11. popperbolt*

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    I doubt that :lol:

    ya, but he has been pretty good

    :bow: :bolts
     
  12. Ruckus007

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    Wasn't there a lot of talk about Vanek at the WJCs because he was virtually invisible?
     
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    Yep...because certain people wouldn't allude to the fact that no one could play with Vanek skill wise on his team.


    And ruckus,I never said Vanek was going to be a bust,I just said that it was the general consensus.
     
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    Vanek scored 3 goals and had 1 assist in WJC on a total of 5 goals scored by team austria in the tournament :cry:

    The team sent there was subpar skillwise and could in no way shape or form compete with the rest. Our youth work is tender but at that age we are still two steps behind.

    His father is from czech rep, his mother is from slovakia and he was born in austria. The family moved to Austria 2 years before he was born and he lieved here 14 years. As far as I know he is fluently speaking german, czech and english.
     
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    Where was this guy the last month in Vancouver? Must be a different Rucinsky! ;)
     
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    Probably the one playing for Canucks was Mike Rucinski?
     
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    I agree here. If Vanek keeps it up, he can show that he can do well in the NHL in his rookie year. And to be a leading scorer with not that much talent on his team is quite an achievement.
     
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    They had an "easy" group.
     
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    :bow: :bow: :bow: THOMAS VANEK.

    I pray that he isn't a bust........
     
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    I can't believe Martin "I can't hit the net" Ruccinsky is actually tied for the tournament lead. Is this the same guy that missed two EN chancse on the same play a month or so ago?
     
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    Vanek actually has other players that can match the level of his offensive play on his team this time...it is a given that he will produce like this.
     
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    Is that just my feeling or is Vanek quite a bit overweight. I think he could add quite a bit more to his game if he would be in proper shape.
     
  24. Safir*

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    Apparently coach Zach also pointed towards this issue, prior to yesterdays game.
     
  25. MN_Gopher

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    i think his whole posture and gate make him look big and slow out there. I know with the gohs he takes a lot of extra shifts and is always able to go full go on a break or when he has the puck. I am not sure how much of it is useless weight or if it his body type. He could lose a few but his speed and stamina with the puck has never been a question. And we play on olympic ice, so he is doing it on a big surface too. But we do play only twice a week-end too.
     
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