The Out of Town Thread part XXV (All non Habs related news here)
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08-30-2011, 05:51 PM
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I wouldn't have done this as Philadelphia, it adds a lot of cap hit when they are looking at Coburn and Carle hitting free agency at the same time
while Timonen and Pronger age
. Better off taking the heavier hit a couple years from now when you'd be looking at JVR being a leader on the team rather than the complimentary player he is now.
It will indeed be interesting to see how they rebuild their defense.
As for JVR, he will probably be able to 'live up' to his contract but Homlgren's point was not that. He's expecting JVR to become an elite player 5-6 years from now at that cheap cap hit. It is a roll of dices really.
Just a quick note, when we forecasted JVR in our upcoming draft guide (Sept 1st on our site - there did my plug), we expect him to have a career season obviously, mid 50's. A 70 or 80 point season down the road of his career is not out of reach for JVR.
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