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10-10-2012, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by
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Out of curiousity (and let me establish that I like both players and their potential), where do you get the impression that JVR is farther along in progression than Schenn?
Yes, JVR is older and has more NHL experience, but neither player has shown nearly the consistency necessary to be a true 1st line player unless they're simply thrown there undeservedly in an effort to expedite their development or however you want to couch it.
Schenn has assets (i.e., boardwork, toughness, consistent aggressiveness) which also add value to a line and I personally don't know that Schenn would look any more out of place on a 1st line with Giroux and Hartnell than JVR would in TOR or did at the start of last season when he was mediocre playing a wing with Giroux and Jagr.
Both players are second line caliber going into this season.
Well as you said, JVR is older and has more NHL experience...NHL experience does count for something imho. Then there is that 21 goal season that JVR had at the age of 21 (I think)...that should count for something as well.
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