Thread: JVR The Big Man
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02-23-2013, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by firstemperor View Post
He's not a Rick Nash either, doesn't have the fancy stick-work, but what he has is elite top speed for his size, seriously....how many foot races has he won this year?

If he can get more physical down low, he'll be a leclair type, but he's looking more like a James Neal type player with higher upside (since he's only 23).
JVR doesn't have to be overly physical, crashing and banging, he just needs to use his size to shield the puck and angle the opponent out of the way, and he's doing that which is very encouraging to see. And he's being very effective in front of the net with his size and his great hands. He is still so young and if he keeps on developing the way Carlyle wants him to, he will be a tremendous player for the Leafs for years to come.

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