Thread: Confirmed with Link: JVR traded to Toronto for Luke Schenn
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06-23-2012, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by sm0ka47 View Post
Schenn was put in the dog house by Wilson. Didn't get much of a chance with Caryle. He's young. How does he play a good rookie season in Ron Wilson's same system(Which is similar to lavi) but now he can't play it? The kid just needs to get his head on right and needed a change.

The injury excuse won't cut it. Peter Forsberg could have been a 1500 point player. Lindros could have been the flyer all time scorer. Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda. The pace argument before "this and that" is weak. The fact is it didn't happen. He wasn't even dominant. Giroux WAS dominant. JVR wasn't dominant before he got hurt. I remember Schenn being touted as a 1st or 2nd defenseman. Of course its all based on potential. Just like there isn't any for sure thing that JVR becomes this 1st line winger. For all you and me know he could become a career 2nd liner. Time will tell.

Still think its a good deal for both teams.
Ron Wilson is notoriously tough on young defensemen. It's funny how the seasoj before, Schenn could do no wrong and then this past season, he could do no right. It's impossuble for any degenseman to exceed in that kind of environment. Let's not forget that five seasons into his career, many hockey execs thought Pronger wouldn't amount to anything either. With thst being sqid, the spotlight is now on Schenn and he's going to have to step it up.

As for JVR, it's too bad that things didn't work out. I just think there was so much wrong with his development. He should have never went to UNH. They are not a hockey school and he developed a lot of bad habits there. As well, he should have spent time in the AHL in order to acclimate himself with the pro game and get used to the rigors of pro hockey. The Flyers did JVR no favours at all.

The only thing I can think about this trade is that Holmgren is going the free agent route to land a scoring forward.

I'm also wondering if this means the coaching staff are going to use Coburn in a puck carrying role. After all, he did score 36 points in his first season in Philadelphia. Interesting times ahead, that's for certain.

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