Eklund: "Flyers working a deal with Kings"
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06-16-2009, 10:20 AM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Lumberton, NJ
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Jack Johnson says Hi.
So does logic...recent quote by Holmgren (June 10th):
"[vanRiemsdyk] recognizes he has to work on his conditioning; work on his strength, but from a hockey standpoint and from a skill standpoint,
there's no doubt in my mind that he's going to be an NHL player for the Flyers sometime in the very near future
. Again, I want to be careful with him, I think we all do here, not to put him in a spot before he's ready to handle it. So it's an interesting [and] big summer for James in terms of his conditioning and his mindset, and I think we'll have a real good idea at training camp on how he fairs.
I think it's safe to say that he'll play some preseason games for us and see how he fits in
, but he's a big, strapping young man that's still developing physically. But he's got an excellent hockey sense, he's got excellent abilities, and he gets around the ice very well for a big, young man."
Take it or leave it, but Briere trade or not, JVR is staying in Philadelphia.
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