Vader wrote:Meds wrote:Why is everyone so high on Vanek?
He has only scored 40 goals twice in his career.
He is barely a point per game player......far from it actually.
Because it's not 1989 anymore - Vanek has put excellent numbers in THIS era of hockey..
This is as bad as your take on Claude Giroux
Only two 40 goal seasons- sheesh - barely a point game. Where do you get this shit?
Ummmm......I look at stats and trends......just consider Vanek's production since he entered the league. Have a look at his points season to season as projected over 82 games: 49, 84, 64, 72, 61, 75, 64, 88, 60. They are up and down like a yo yo, he doubled up in his sophomore year, then has taken dives by as much as 20 points, 28 if this season's pace holds. It's not like he is the picture of consistency.....and this is in the more wide open Eastern Conference. But yeah, those are excellent numbers for a guy who most think will be asking for something approaching the $8M range.
How about you, do you just drink the Kool-Aid and buy into the hype surrounding this guy? Is it because the media has raved about his ability that you just assume he's going to be a 40 goal, point-per-game, player next year? Is that why you would give up the assets needed to acquire him and then make him the highest annually paid player in Canucks history?