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01-07-2012, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by bryzgalovsky View Post
#1 he was taken 129th overall in the draft so apparently no team thought he was that great, not just the flyers

#2 he's getting first line minutes and powerplay minutes
Do you seriously believe JVR is better than Jamie Benn?

He is the best player on that Stars team and the 1st line center over a guy that has over 70 points in 3 of his last 4 seasons (one being over a ppg) and 53 in the other season where he only played 66 games and over a guy that has back to back 70 point seasons while playing selke caliber defense.

Toews, Backstrom, Jordan Staal, Phil Kessel, Erik Johnson ect are all better than Giroux because they were drafted higher?

Martin St. Louis didn't deserve his Art Ross, Ted Lindsay or Hart (and finalist last year) and Stanley Cup because he wasn't even drafted in his draft?

Datsyuk didn't deserve his 3rd and 4th place scoring finishes, 2 Hart Finalists and 3 Selke trophies because he was drafted 171st?

41 points in 82 games his first year in the league (entered same time as JVR)

56 points in 69 games last year

and now 41 in 40 this year.

All of this while playing on the 3rd line his first 2 years and being great in his own zone and throwing a lot of checks. He already has 81 hits this season. To put that into perspective, Scott Hartnell, who is our teams second leader in hit and leader among forwards, has 83 hits (13 in the winter classic really helped too). JVR has 23. He also has double the amount of blocked shots JVR has.

The guy has a very similiar development curve to Giroux. I don't think he will ever be as good as Giroux and for your sake lets hope hes not.

He is also shooting 11%. When that picks up...

Seriously, take off your blinders.

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