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JVR traded to Toronto for Luke Schenn
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06-23-2012, 07:41 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
As a Leafs fan who has hated the overstocking of defensemen, and someone who isn't a Luke Schenn fan at all, I think we got the better hockey player out of this deal in terms of potential in James van Riemsdyk. His performance in last year's playoffs was a bit of a revelation while his injuries are a big concern.
That said, the Flyers do improve their defensive depth and do get a guy who could stand to benefit a great deal from being in the same organization as a Pronger or a Timonen and soak up some of that veteran wisdom, so you might be getting a player we never could have molded here in Toronto. And let's face it, with so many weapons up front, the Flyers are hardly going to miss JVR.
Who knows how this will pan out for either team, but hopefully we'll see each other in the playoffs soon and resume the rivalry.
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