Thread: Value of: JVR to Edmonton
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03-03-2013, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by duul View Post
This was my thinking when making this thread. JVR is a big body high pick who hasn't panned out yet. The Oilers would be giving up a 1st round pick that in all likelyhood will net another very strong player, possibly better than JVR.

It makes the Oilers better now and gives the Leafs a great shot at getting a player better than JVR in the near future.

I had no idea the Leafs all of a sudden value JVR so highly due to his 20 games of good production, and certainly didn't expect them to want one of the big 4 for him hahahaha.
JVR is 23. Eberle is 22.

There is not much of an age difference between the two...

We have every right to value JVR as high as one of your big 4, as he would give you guys a big 5.
Leafs haven't had a player like JvR In a long time. He has elite speed, good hands, good shot, and most importantly he crashes the net and screens opposing goalies. He was a recent 2nd overall selection, and has shown flashes of dominance in the past (see his playoffs a couple years back). He needed a change of scenery, and is starting to look like that big scorer that he was envisioned to be when drafted. And he's only 23!!

No need to trade him for a pick and hope that the pick develops into something like him, and risk the chance of the pick busting. It also makes us worse now.

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