Vanek starting to play well....

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  1. dancingtree

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    Thomas Vanek had 1 goal and 2 assists last night for Rochester, and then got 2 goals and 1 assist tonight. Maybe he is starting to break out of his early season AHL scoring slump.
     
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    This is the kind of start I was expecting from him. He has to change some of his poor habits to get playing time now. That was overlooked with the Gophers which needed the scoring threat on the ice. By the end of the season his #'s will be pretty good IMO.
     
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    Does anyone know if he is breaking his old habits and getting more ice which in turn leads to point scoring like this? Or is this just a couple good nights with not much ice time? I mean he'll get pp time almost no matter what down there... Hows he been playing? 13 points in 18 games looks good but with 6 in the last two its not that great for his standards
     
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    If he can manage to do it over a long period of time, I'll be convinced. Until then, I still think he'll bust.
     
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    The kid will be fine
     
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    He needed a few pro games before tearing it up, nothing to be ashamed about. The AHL is a tough league to play in, especially this year.
     
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    Vanek seems to be averaging about a point a game lately. Nothing spectacular, but at least he is contributing.
     
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    Ruckus007 Said too much

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    Had an assist and a shoot out goal tonight. When I saw him last week he was even fore- and backchecking. I think most Sabre fans realize that Vanek is going to be the kind of player that'll drive you absolutely nuts one night then put up three points the next. He's becoming increasingly important for Rochester.
     
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    Let the Parise vs Vanek debates rage :)
     
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    Wow, your eloquence in this thread puts anyone to shame.
     
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    Seemed pretty clear and concise to me. After all, brevity is the key to communication.
     
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    In which lines He's playing ? Kostitsyn is playing sometimes in the third or fourth line ! :shakehead
     
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    He started the year with Derek Roy and Jason Pominville. He's since been teamed up with Chris Taylor and Norm Milley. It looks like he was with Taylor and Pominville last night.
     
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    Your so skilled you felt no shame in bringing Kostitsyn into another thread about Vanek.

    And I don't think Parise and vanek is a good matchup, Derek Roy and Parise is better. And Roy is the superior player.
     
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    Do you try to be a Homer or does it just squirt out?
     
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    I'm one of the biggest non homers here, unlike you.

    "zach parise is better than Roy because New jersey drafted Parise" remember that argument?
     
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    You call others homers but you're the first one out there to compare all the devils prospects with players that were drafted higher in the same draft. Why did you have to come into a Vanek thread and pimp up Parise anyway ?
     
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    Well, to be fair, there was a huge thread comparing the two recently. With quite a few spectacularly embarassing comments on it. Everytime I check out how Vanek is doing, I immediately think about Parise too and this accident of a thread.
     
  21. Sugar Domi

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    It's not the first time, he was comparing Suglobov with Perezhogin a year ago after Perezhogin slow AHL start and Suglobov hot one. And if I were to look up for others I'm sure I wouldn't look for long.

    I don't know, I just think JM is not in the best position to call others homer. From what I've seen personally.
     
  22. Jason MacIsaac

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    You are by far the biggest sabre Homer on this site. To say you are unbiased is a joke that will keep me laughing for at least a minute.
     
  23. Jason MacIsaac

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    Most times a happy face means it is a joke. For anyone who posts at uscho you would know it is a friendly pick between Gophers and UND. I shouldn't expect people like you to be that smart though.
     
  24. Jason MacIsaac

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    I simple made a thread that asked who you would rather have. I even said myself that Perezhogin was the better player.
     
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