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April 20 update: JVR removed from LTIR, will play tonight (foot surgery, March 6)
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03-31-2012, 05:06 PM
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Im pretty sure he was fine. Im just not as high as some people here are on JVR. One good playoff run made some people believe he is going to be a franchise player.
Next year will be an important year because he cant have another wash season due to injuries. He has just got to start producing. He is turning 23 in two months, and will be going into his 4th season. I dont think it's unreasonable to expect more from him.
JVR missed the end of camp and the exhibition games, IIRC. I think he was doubtful for the opener but made it. He was never right all fall, then he started playing better and got cheapshotted for a concussion, came back from that and was really starting to fly when he broke his foot blocking a shot.
When you watch how great Voracek is breaking down the wing, opening up the D with speed, JVR is actually better at it. Patience, the kid has great tools (speed, size, growing strength as he fills out) and skill (passing, shooting and hockey sense). He just needs to come back in the first round and give us a boost to win the series - no pressure!
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