Game #5| Jan. 26, 2013|Flyers at Panthers |7:30 p.m. ET
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01-26-2013, 11:24 PM
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The problem with JVR was we could never count on him. He was always injured with this or that and missing games because of it.
I loved that kid's potential but the fact is he just never lived up to it here.
To me, it was no big deal giving him up for Luke because it wasn't like he was always counted on to be one of the guys that you could count on to carry the team in crunch time.
Instead, if you got a big contribution from him it was looked at as a bonus instead of what was actually expected.
I'll take Luke any day over him simply for the fact that we can count on Luke from what we've seen so far.
To me JVR was frustrating as hell. The guy would have a monster game then disappear for the next couple of games. IMO he was all potential here.
JVR may go on to be a good player for the leafs but I was getting sick and tired of waiting for him to put it all together. I feel JVR was every thing flyers fans complained about Jeff carter for.
But whatever we needed defense and JVR was expendable with on forward depth. I'm glad we made that trade even if JVR turns into a 25 goal scorer as long as schenn provides a good physical presence on the back end.
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