James van Riemsdyk
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05-07-2013, 07:22 AM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Originally Posted by
I Am The Stig
Definitely the player that stands out the most for the Maple Leafs this series.
Whenever we bring up the notion of the team is inexperienced in the playoffs and gaining experience is very valuable, you only need to look at JVR for that statement to be true.
JVR with playoff experience in Philadelphia has upped his game for the playoffs and has come to play 100%, I noticed that his physicality and offense is a level above the Leafs players on our roster who have no experience. You can only hope as more games and playoffs come, the rest of the Leafs roster will be able to bring it to that next level that a playoff series demands.
I agree that JVR has been great and that playoff experience is valuable (obviously). But I dont think JVR is really a good example of that. He was amazing with the flyers in his first playoff run (ie. no playoff experience). He just happens to be a guy who steps up his game in the playoffs - experience aside.
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