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09-15-2011, 04:14 PM
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You said that his being a converted defenseman from a forward tells a lot. It really doesn't. There are misses all over the place in talent evaluations. From 1st round picks on down. A players style of play can change. So your point that he's converted to a D man, really doesn't tell you anything. Why would the Flyers give a "meh" player the last contract spot they have currently? Obviously there's something there they like in his potential.
You still haven't given anything concrete to point out how he's a "meh" player.
Bartulis converted from a forward to a Dman when he was older too, IIRC.
You're right, of course. Maybe Holmgren didn't see him in person, so what? The Flyers' scouts who were giving very heavy scrutiny to JVR at UNH will have seen him and kept a book on him.
And they liked what they saw at Rookie Orientation in July, or they would not have signed him.
We'll see if he can develop into an NHL player over the next couple years.
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