Rand: Vanek, Heatley mirror images at time of acquisition

  • by: MICHAEL RAND , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 4, 2014 - 6:49 PM

The eventual success or failure of Thomas Vanek with the Wild has nothing to do with how Dany Heatley performed here. They are different people and different players. Let’s start from that premise, as we have previously written, to reaffirm that comparisons between the players aren’t exactly fair. But even if comparisons aren’t fair, they are in many ways uncanny. It means little in the future, but in the present it is apt. Let’s take a look then at the Wild’s acquisition of Heatley in 2011 and the signing of Vanek on Tuesday:

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Milwaukee - WP: J. Nelson 7 FINAL
Philadelphia - LP: S. O Sullivan 4
Texas - WP: W. Rodriguez 8 FINAL
Baltimore - LP: B. Norris 1
Boston - WP: C. Buchholz 3 FINAL
Toronto - LP: R. Dickey 1
Cleveland - WP: C. Anderson 7 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: N. Karns 1
Minnesota - LP: M. Pelfrey 7 FINAL
Cincinnati - WP: N. Adcock 11
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Houston - WP: L. McCullers 6
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Arizona 4
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Oakland 5
NY Yankees 1 Bottom 6th Inning
LA Angels 3
Ottawa 20 FINAL
Montreal 16
Hamilton 23 FINAL
Calgary 24
Edmonton 11 FINAL
Toronto 26
Winnipeg 30 FINAL
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