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JVR traded to Toronto for Luke Schenn
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06-23-2012, 04:40 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: West Chester, PA
From a hockey standpoint, I can't stand this trade. Trading JVR when his value is at its all time lowest is pretty questionable, especially with this kind of return. Luke Schenn is a solid physical dman who is absolutely redundant to this roster. He brings nothing to the table that Grossmann and Coburn don't already have in spades besides a few extra highlight reel checks. I've heard he's a great locker room guy and a heart and soul player, but that's not exactly what I'm looking for in a trade. JVR, if he had to be moved, should of been packaged for a Yandle or a Dan Boyle type dman. When Timonen retires, we're pretty ****ed in terms of puck movement. Matt Carle (assuming he's resigned, and knowing now just how stubborn Homer is, he will be) is not our future top pairing guy.
Also worth noting: Braydon Coburn is our fastest defenseman...at least in the projected top 6.
From an organizational standpoint, this is a ******* stupid ****ing ******** move. I'm furious. Paul Holmgren has shot himself in the foot big time here. Trading away long term contracts in the off season before they begin is something he will forever be known for. At this point, I'd say it completely overshadows his initial legacy of "savior" after the year that shall not be mentioned. I have zero faith in his ability to manage this hockey team. He needs to be fired as soon as humanly possible.
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