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12-15-2013, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
But what about the context of Schenn playing on a lesser team with lesser line mates, in less TOI, while being two years younger? I'm not saying that Schenn is a sure-fire superstar or that JvR isn't any good. I'm just pointing out they are similar in just about every aspect but JvR seems to be much more regarded than Schenn. The argument regarding his on-ice play (something that is debatable and unquantifiable) doesn't seem to hold up to the facts. I understand you may not be thrilled with what you have seen, and I guess his points are the result of something other than his play, but the same could and has been said about JvR's on-ice play. JvR has been criticized for his lack of hustle, inconsistency, softness, etc.
The quality of team has little to do with the fact that Schenn is very passive as a player, rarely driving or controlling the play, while JVR was at least showing flashes of that ability.

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