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11-03-2013, 07:59 PM
Provolone & The Neck
Join Date: Sep 2009
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He's in his sixth year in the NHL, yeah sure he can improve, but how high is his ceiling?
Probably could have gotten a player of his caliber (or better maybe) in free agency, or a trade not including JvR.
Not at the time. I still think he can develop into a top shut down dman (hell, he was arguably our best last season). But you don't get young defenseman with high potential in free agency or by trading peanuts unless you get really lucky. The Flyers needed a high ceiling young defender and that's what they got. Whether he reaches that high ceiling is yet to be seen, but I'm certainly not throwing in the towel on a 24 year old kid, who hasn't played nearly as bad as HFBoards wants you to think.
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