Forensics: Can Thomas Vanek Survive on His Own?

Tom Collins

2013-09-13

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Can Thomas Vanek survive on his own?

 

Thomas Vanek always seems to be one of those guys who gets more credit than he deserves. Sure, he's extremely talented, but he's inconsistent and looks to be in store for another tough season. There are just too many factors going against him to think he's going to have a good year.

 

It all starts with last year's loss of Jason Pominville. Vanek and Pominville have been pretty tight on the ice over the past few years. Take a look:

 

Frequency

Strength

Line Combination

46.62%

EV

19 HODGSON,CODY – 29 POMINVILLE,JASON – 26 VANEK,THOMAS

8.51%

EV

63 ENNIS,TYLER – 19 HODGSON,CODY – 26 VANEK,THOMAS

4.19%