Ex-Gopher Vanek gets schooling in rigors of NHL

Via: Minneapolis Star Tribune

‘”Overall, his transition has been good,” Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. “At times it’s been tough on him. But the NHL is one more step up from the AHL. From a points standpoint, you’re happy [with his production]. I think he had a period of time where he was pretty frustrated with not scoring. The opportunities were there, but they didn’t go in. He’s been able to battle through that.”‘