Offseason Thread 2012 II: Offseason Harder
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06-16-2012, 02:34 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lumberton, NJ
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You're right about the development of power forwards. JVR seems to play very small (at least right now). He could use some snarl.
JVR doesn't play small, he plays finesse, and snarl is not what he needs.
He's been bulking up, but he needs to play more like a bull in a china shop. And I'm not talking like he needs to take runs and bodycheck everyone that moves. What he needs to do is set a goal in his mind (the puck, or a way out if youre a bull) and ignore every other thing that gets in his way (opponents, or china if youre a bull). When JVR realizes that his incredible speed can couple with his size to muscle opponents and then skate right by them, he'll be one of if not the best powerforward in the NHL. He has all of the tools.
JVR is part of a group that's quickly becoming extinct, but he has the rare ability to keep up with a speed game.
Right now, he is like where Coburn was 2 years ago. Coburn could do no right. I said wait patiently, and now he is easily our second best defenseman behind Timonen.
Give JVR a chance. You won't regret it.
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