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07-05-2012, 03:41 PM
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Originally Posted by T M L View Post
Not that Burke should have waited, but JVR is hugely overrated. He was a bust in Philly and that is why they dumped him.

May have been better to package Schenn to the Ducks for Ryan as he is way better than JVR.
Before the trade Philly fans didn't want to trade him at all. Players with his skill set take longer to develop than other forwards. He's a successful NHLer and even if he tops out at 50-60 points we still got a great deal.

I love Schenn, but he was terribly slow and not progressing into a 'shutdown defenseman' role. He was starting to stagnate and is now more likely to max out as a 4-6 defensive defenseman. Schenn needed a change of scenery and we needed a forward with JVR's skill set. Also, it could be that Schenn was offered in a package for Ryan, but maybe Anaheim didn't want him. We don't know what goes on behind closed doors and how trade talks have been conducted. Schenn was moved for an asset of equal or greater value. It was a good deal 1 for 1 and it will remain so until one players development over takes the others.

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