Would JVR have turned out better if he went the OHL route instead of USHL and NCAA?
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10-25-2012, 09:09 PM
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going to another school would of better for his development? that is just a matter of opinion. As far as the last part of your post? its complete ********.
Say what you want, but the facts can't be denied that UNH is not a great hockey program. When compared to other schools in the Hockey East, UNH has produced Daniel Winnik, Ty Conklin, Jamie Fritsch and JVR as legitimate NHL hockey players. If JVR went to BU or Boston College or Wisconsin or Michigan or Minnesota, he would have been better off. There's a reason why those colleges have won the Frozen Four tournament. New Hampshire has been to the finals twice and have NEVER won. Just look at Boston College or BU and see what their history is. There's a reason why they have elite hockey programs.
And yes, JVR most certainly did develop bad habits during his time at UNH. He earned a reputation for not giving it his all at that time and it certainly came up during the 2009 WJC tournament. I'm willing to bet that if he did go to one of those other schools where he would have had to earn his ice time, he would have been a much better and much more complete player and there would have been no questions about his heart or effort.
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