Would JVR have turned out better if he went the OHL route instead of USHL and NCAA?
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10-25-2012, 08:28 PM
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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.
Bad habits? like what? he was over a PPG player in college.
Mike Radja and Jerry Pollastrone were his linemates in his freshman year
Mike Sislo and Peter Leblanc in his sophmore year along with Bobby Butler at times.
UNH for pretty much the time he was there was a one line team. No matter what level of hockey you are on, if you are a one line team chances are you are going to see the opposition best defense matchups.
Dick Umile doesnt give ice time to players who dont deserve it. He is one of the best coaches around. He wasnt handed anything regarding playing time.
Would of he been a better player if he had gone to the OHL? probably.
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