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04-27-2009, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by IrishSniper87 View Post
Patrick Kane has 162 more NHL games under his belt then JVR does. Patrick Kane also has 142 NHL points so far in his career.

Kyle Turris has 66 more NHL games under his belt then JVR does.

I know JVR would develop more slowly, but he realistically should be suiting up for the Flyers some time next season.

Maybe not to start, but he really should be in the NHL by the end of next season.
Kane and Turris have games under their belt because Chicago and Phoenix were terrible when those guys came around. There's a reason Kane went before JVR in the draft, and if you head on over to the Phoenix board, you'll notice people suggesting Turris starts in the AHL next year. Starting JVR with the Phantoms puts him exactly in line with his peers. #4 Thomas Hickey has yet to make the big show, and #5 Alzner has only 30 games so far. Only 3-4 guys from that draft class have made much of a splash so far. Putting JVR down with the farm club for a while, even for a full season, isn't really putting him behind the rest of that bunch.

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