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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