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APV 07-05-2012 04:40 PM

JVR to start training camp at C
 
JVR will start camp as a centre.

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Terry Koshan ‏@koshtorontosun

Randy Carlyle says the plan now is to start James van Riemsdyk at centre in camp and go from there
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Cleatus 07-05-2012 04:41 PM

Definitely interesting. Hope he does well there, he has a lot of talent.

bobbyflex 07-05-2012 04:42 PM

so I guess we're not trading for a 1C

threeGo 07-05-2012 04:42 PM

Would be really funny if he flourishes at center and becomes at least a 60 point player.

blasted_Sabre 07-05-2012 04:42 PM

Hope hes working on his faceoffs.

Bozak and Steckel should get bonuses for teaching him.

TootooTrain 07-05-2012 04:42 PM

8 career faceoffs taken. Should be interesting to see how he manages the dot. Other than that one single aspect, I think he's well attributed for the position. Interesting.

Jacob8hockey* 07-05-2012 04:42 PM

I still expect 1 more big top six guy.

Patty Lee 07-05-2012 04:42 PM

this isn't news. BB said some time ago that it was up to his coach but he expected JVR to get a look at center

Terry is a little late. I guess the OP is too

blasted_Sabre 07-05-2012 04:42 PM

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Originally Posted by bobbyflex (Post 52181427)
so I guess we're not trading for a 1C

Opens up a top 6 wing spot for Ryan....

Count Von Grabo* 07-05-2012 04:43 PM

Interesting. I'm hopeful, but not confident.

Thirty One 07-05-2012 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by threeGo (Post 52181459)
Would be really funny if he flourishes at center and becomes at least a 60 point player.

Kind of a dry humor, but I get it.

LeafOfBread 07-05-2012 04:43 PM

I can't really see this working. His game is better suited for wing and he hasn't played C since college. I guess desperate times call for desperate measures.

If it does work out though I'll glady eat crow.

bobbyflex 07-05-2012 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by blasted_Sabre (Post 52181505)
Opens up a top 6 wing spot for Ryan....

Bozak for Ryan :sarcasm:

Stephen 07-05-2012 04:44 PM

I'm all for it, the payoff is literally huge, and all the more so if Colborne makes the club too.

Kessely Snipes 07-05-2012 04:45 PM

I really don't like hearing this, hopefully this will only happen if we don't get a center this offseason.

Although I guess there is no harm in trying.

Confucius 07-05-2012 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Tootoo Train (Post 52181475)
8 career faceoffs taken. Should be interesting to see how he manages the dot. Other than that one single aspect, I think he's well attributed for the position. Interesting.

If he loses every draw, I'd say that single aspect is similar to a goalie who stops everything accept the high stick side which he always lets in.

Schenn 07-05-2012 04:45 PM

Neat. Would be cool if it worked out.

Liminality 07-05-2012 04:46 PM

Don't have the highest of hopes that he works out at centre but no harm in trying.

Where does this leave Bozak though? To be honest I wouldn't mind him being traded for an upgrade somewhere else.

PresidentCamacho* 07-05-2012 04:46 PM

When was the last time he played centre?

stakesishigh 07-05-2012 04:46 PM

Don't think this is a smart move, but I suppose it's worth a try.

Not a fan though.

samwitch 07-05-2012 04:47 PM

Does this mean:

Lupul - Bozak - Kessel
Kulemin/Kadri - JVR - Ryan

?

Grabovski traded to ANA because they are said to be looking for a #2C for Ryan.

TootooTrain 07-05-2012 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Stix and Stones (Post 52181693)
If he loses every draw, I'd say that single aspect is similar to a goalie who stops everything accept the high stick side which he always lets in.

I can guarantee you he won't lose "every single" draw. That would be pretty hard to do. But like you said, he'll defiantly have to work at it if there's any chance this works. The reason Bozak is so key on that Kessel/Lupul line is the fact that he wins a good portion of the faceoffs. Get's them playing offense as soon as possible. I don't expect much out of this experiment.

ForzaZuffa 07-05-2012 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stix and Stones (Post 52181693)
If he loses every draw, I'd say that single aspect is similar to a goalie who stops everything accept the high stick side which he always lets in.

Or glove high like Reimer? :sarcasm:

ponder 07-05-2012 04:49 PM

I doubt it'll work out, since he has played ZERO center at the NHL level so far. This seems like a desperation move by the Leafs, similar to Chicago trying Kane at C because they had a huge hole at 2C. Really hope it does work out, because in terms of size and skill he offers a lot more than Bozak, but I'm not particularly optimistic.

tacoburrito 07-05-2012 04:49 PM

im ok with this worth thing that can happen is it does not work out... that or he doesn't keep his head up


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