Ruff praises Vanek despite slim stats

Via: Buffalo News

‘"I think sometimes you get in situations where you get a label," Ruff said. "It can come from his younger days. It could come from some plays away from the puck where he’s thinking offense and it looks lazy, but he’s thinking one thing and the perception is another. I think that happens a lot with skill guys. There’s a lot of skill guys that are criticized for those plays."’