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JVR traded to Toronto for Luke Schenn
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06-23-2012, 07:44 PM
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JVR didn't underachieved, he got injured. 16 points in 20 games before injury and dominant in the playoffs the year before. Schenn can't move the puck and is slow with little offensive upside, doesn't fit Lavi's system. You can hit all you want, still need to get the puck out of the zone
Funny how you just trashed Schenn's game but just gave JVR excuses.
Its not about him just hitting. He is a gritty physical defenseman. He will block shots and do that dirty defensive work that teams NEED. Let the kid mature. Sure he isn't going to be an offensive dynamo but that was never going to be his role in the NHL anyways. He was going to be a future shutdown defenseman. Defesneman take YEARS to develop.
With JVR it was the same ole story. Showed flashes but never put it together consistently. Good shot and very good speed on the wing. The problem with him is he doesn't have many moves to attack the ice or attack the net. Its the same rush from the right side. He is very inconsistent physically. When he turns into beast mode he can look unstoppable. But that is an IF. For a big guy he is a very perimeter player. He started going towards the net a little more this past season but i don't think he will ever develop himself to do it more consistently. He isn't much of a playmaker or a player that will create much for himself. Unless he uses his speed on the outside. Other then that he won't really create much on his own.
Both players can be NHL all-stars. It was a decent trade. The flyers got what they needed for now and in the future. Same with Toronto.
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