Eminger,Volchenkov,Torres and Vanek

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  1. Plan

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    Can you guys give me you`r opinions on what type of players Eminger,Volchenkov,Torres and Vanek will be, once they adopt to the nhl game (couple of years)
    and what are their potentials?
     
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    I can only speak for Torres, who I have seen play a great deal. He's quick and tough with a nose for the net. No one in Edmonton seems to be doing much this year save York, Dvorak, and a few role players. But Torres has stepped up and had a great year with the team. On most teams, Torres would be a solid 2nd line winger in a couple years (maybe 3rd on some forward-laden teams) but on Edmonton, right now he's scoring with 1st line capability.
     
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    Totally Agree. Although Vanek may score more then 40 goals, that's how good he may be...
     
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    How do you come up with comparing eminger to a poor man's pronger, as mush as i wish that is true, its way off...eminger is looking to be more like a calle johansson
     
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    I myself live in kitchener and saw emminger play his juniors over here. He has a very good vision of the ice and will be a offensive defensemen. He reminds me alot of ed Jonovaski of the vancouver canuks. He was a big part of the rangers quest for the memorial cup and was one of the defencemen that was the most used by his coach.
     
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    I see Eminger as more of a Scott Niedermayer clone myself.
     
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    WHat is it then? Is Eminger physical??? a la Jovo or more finesse a la Niedermayer???
     
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    when he was up on the caps roster he played a little nastier than most expected but one couldn't characterize him a reall physical aggressive D-man. Guess he is a more physical Calle Jo. He needs to work on some upper body strength. His stint with the big club clearly showed what he needs to work on. He's going to be a good one though.
     
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    Eminger--->Niniimaa
    Torres---->Parrish
    Volchenkov--->Kasparaitis with more offense
    Vanek---->Satan
     
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    And better defense, thank god.
     
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    Vanek will probably be far more passionate, physical, and shoot more.
     
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    Well, in the WJC games Vanek was everything else than passionate. He was lazy, didn't play D at all. Biggest disappointment of the tournament, didn't earn to be team's Captain.
     
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    Eminger has skating, positioning, and good passing touch. He has put on a bit of weight and gotten more physical, but it will never be a big part of his game, certainly not what Pronger is. He'll be a very good player for Washington, the closest comparison would be a Niedermayer type guy, obviously I'm not saying he'll be the best skater in the league like Niedermayer has, but his skating and style fit that mold. I would not be surprised to see him as a perrenial all-star selection.
     
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    That was probably more a shot at Satan than it was a compliment to Vanek. Just my guess.
     
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