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12-22-2011, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by McNasty View Post
Seems like nobody can find any consistency with Briere, even Simmonds is scoring more w/out him. I still think JVR needs to play the RW if he's ever going to reach his full potential. He seems much more comfortable shielding the puck on his backhand, and when he comes down the LW he settles for 30 foot wristers.
Well, all of this movement up and down the lineup doesn't help.

He certainly isn't 100% healthy, I can assure you of that.

Usually what you see glimpses of in these kinds of players at this young an age is what they become more consistently by the age of 23 or 24. If JVR comes even within 1/2 of the monster he was for the playoffs then god help the rest of the league.

This really feels like that half year of limbo where everyone thought Giroux might fade out into a 50-point playmaker because he would get hot in spurts but couldn't find any consistency. People here worry a lot.

Notice how quickly Read's offensive start has disappeared. Also take a look at where Voracek, Read, and JVR sit in relation to points on this roster. These three are the guys who aren't seeing the bulk of the playing time and are moving up and down the lineup regularly. You'll start to see JVR and Voracek get some streaks going on to boost their point totals.

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