2 trades to fix the flyers D corp
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05-28-2012, 06:03 PM
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At this point in time, they are both outproducing JVR while playing with what everyone here deems, a less skilled supporting cast -
simple math you should do before posting an uneducated response. So quite simply, they have chemistry with Grabovski and have outperformed JVR, so they deserve the top-6 minutes over JVR.
JVR does not crack the Leafs top 6 where as Schenn cracks the Philly top-4 defense. No kidding, brutal truth.
If Burke acquired JVR (and didn't give up Lupul, Kessel, Kulemin or MacA), he would supplant either MacA or Kulemin on the 2nd line. I'm not sure which, but for a number of reasons JVR would be getting top 6 icetime. Those reasons include: salary/contract (4.2mx5), potential, pedigree, etc. MacA might have done better than JVR, but that's not to say he's a better player. JVR is younger and bigger. And if A) he was healthy and B) they didn't have Hartnell, Voracek, Simmonds, Jagr, Reed, as well which ever of their centers who play wing all playing very well, and all pushing him further down the depth chart when, he could have done a lot better.
Give him some consistent icetime and he'll be just fine. He just needs to be healthy for the season and actually have a chance at getting top 6 minutes.
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