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12-20-2010, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by phillyfanatic View Post
That is the point I was making above. Don't be the team that trades JVR (IE. Horton) only to see him breakout. Horton has been awesome for Boston this year. JVR will breakout within the next 3 years. Either way, to think him a bust at this point would be completely irrationale. As discussed earlier, guys like Neely, Kerr, Leclair would have all been considered busts at the same point in their career. You just do not trade a 2nd overall pick who is 6'3 220LB's in his third year. Especially while he is in his RFA years.

If he comes asking for too high a salary, then yes you trade him......but why would we "dump" him now? He has so much potential. He is not a key guy right now. The Flyers have the luxury of not depending on their 2nd overall pick to produce immediately. So, we can sit back and wait and watch him develop. We will likely get him under contract at a low cap hit again due to his slow start. And then......boom, he will be a top 6 forward producing like a 2nd overall pick.

Sit back, be patient. We have the horses to let JVR develop correctly.
what happens if he truns into isbister, adam creighton , or chris wells or any other guy that had size and what many peopls though were great skills at the time.

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