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06-05-2012, 06:52 AM
C`est La Vie
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Deptford, NJ
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Hmm, that's exactly the point. JVR, for the past 3 years, has been pretty much invisible except for maybe 10-20 games. Voracek does other things for the team also. He can fill in on the pk, and doesnt look out of place on the first pairing PP. If we are allowed to compare the two, then Voracek is allowed to have a pass for his play the past few seasons like JVR has.
Honestly I think JVR will be 50-60 point player and nothing really more. The thing he needs to do is to STOP being invisible. There are many players out there with skill but can't but it together and look invisible.
I think the point is more along the lines of he's 23 years old. He was poised to take a big step forward this year, but was riddled with injuries. He's been invisible for long stretches in his previous years, but he was also
not even 23 years old yet
. People have been unfairly impatient with him.
The problem with Jvr's game to this point is that he doesn't play defense. If he was a solid two-way player then he would be Voracek. People would probably still hate him though because he was the #2 pick, and people that come from other organizations get treated better in this town. Cole Hamels, who was the main reason for the only championship in this town in 20 some years, has been booed. That would never happen to Halladay.
Also, if he's a 60 point player, and half of them are goals, he'd be Bobby Ryan, who everyone seems to love.
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