Originally Posted by dongjohnson
From what I've heard/seen/read, Vatanen is going to be very boom or bust. He seems to have the talent, but he has to be in the right position (e.g. on the PP a lot) and allowed to come up on the rush as well. He shouldn't be counted on in yearly leagues at all, since we have no guarantee as to his ice time.
Definitely. Plus the fact that he's tiny doesn't help.
But the "boom" potential is there. He was doing pretty well in the AHL for his first year in N. American, and was a stud in Finland.
I sure wouldn't count on him for this season, but love that Boudreau is giving him a shot so quickly.
Points-only, Full Keeper Dynasty League
Active roster (no starts, just total points): 12 FW, 6 D, 1 Goalie
Forwards: Ovechkin, D. Sedin, Stastny, Nash, Kesler, Ribeiro, B. Richards, Selanne, Hossa, Fleischmann, Whitney, Lecavalier, Alfredsson, Okposo, Plekanec, Doan, S. Kostitsyn
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