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06-27-2013, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by BB v2 0 View Post
JVR is just coming into his own. He has size, hands, speed, the entire package. He was one of Toronto's best players in the playoffs, and he had an excellent regular season.

The team is too small as it is. Don't need another diminutive winger.

And "unknown prospect"? To who? Everyone knows about Kreider. Prospects struggle at times, doesn't mean you move them.
JVR was excellent for the Leafs, but why is he not being knocked for being injury prone while Perron is? He suffered major foot injury that required surgery and concussions all of last year. He's also had a bunch of undisclosed upper/lower body injuries in his career according to the TSN tracker. And I don't see how the Leafs would move him as they have a pressing need for LW and he fits with Kessel like a glove.

Prospects struggle at times and in the case of Kreider, he struggled for the majority of his first pro season. That does not warrant him being valued above David Perron, a young, proven, scorer signed to a bargain contract. Sather would be quite silly to pass up on that opportunity.

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