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02-18-2013, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyersFan61290 View Post
Just curious but why was JVR never going to achieve that here? Don't get me wrong I like this trade I think Schenn will be a stud back there for us for a long time along with his brother up front. But I'm just curious as to your reasoning. He's only averaging 18 min a game in Toronto, it's not like he couldn't get that here and I would argue that we have much better centers for him to play with. I think he's playing with bozak mostly. I could see him doing well on Schenn's wing
Here's the thing - JVR played with Giroux and he couldn't get the job done with one of the most talented centermen in the game. JVR needed the trade to light a fire under his backside and get him going. He never would have got it going here. I'm glad he's doing well in Toronto, but let's not kid our selves into believing he was ever going to put it together here. He needed that trade to wake him up or he would have been a case of "what could have been."

Schenn's issue was never a case of if he could put it together. His was a case of Ron Wilson was a complete d-bag who had a serious hatred for him. Schenn needed to get out of Toronto. I'l say this right now - Schenn will be the Brad McCrimmon of this team for a long, long time. Great trade anyway you look at it.

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