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12-11-2009, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DUHockey9 View Post
So is Bartulis, Kalinski, Nodl, Laliberte. Giroux was last year. Just because you're a rookie doesn't mean you disappear. I would certainly expect rookies to go through point scoring slumps, but you can still look like you belong. JVR has not of late.
Bartulis has done what? Played 12 minutes per night? Wow. Kalinski, Nodl, and Laliberte have done what? Played 3 games on the 4th line? Oh **** wow.

The funny thing is that if you go back to the prospect thread last year, I predicted this exact thing would happen. I drew the Carter comparison and said that because neither guy throws their body around, they're going to get bashed if they're not on pace for 40-goal seasons.

The funniest thing is that after his hot start, most people predicted that JVR would finish with 50-60 points, now he's on pace for 54 and he's still getting slammed even though he's +6 playing on a line where one of his linemates is -7.

It's sad how predictable this fanbase is sometimes.

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