As long as he's mediocre, he'll be cheap to resign. The risk is that he doesn't break out
I think this is a typical sophomore slump. He worked really hard this offseason and when he hasn't been rewarded for it, it damages the confidence. The bounces will come and he'll get his confidence and his scoring back. When he was playing poorly, he just looked like he was afraid to make mistakes. You can't win if you're afraid of losing.
Voracek isn't a world beater, and Turris isn't either. Turris is closer to a bust than anyone else drafted in the Top 10.
The '07 draft is essentially 1 person deep right now, and the 2 best players after Kane (Sutter and Perron) weren't even Top 10 picks (unless you consider Sam Gagner, who I'm not convinced would make this team). If they redid that draft today in the same order, I think they're still taking JVR.
The Flyers right now have the luxury of bringing JVR along as he needs to. There's no rush for him to be a superstar this season.
Although, I'd be disappointed if he's short of a half-point per game and less than 20 goals
His stats are better then JVR's this year I think.
I would like to reiterate what i posted in the Nodl vs. JVR thread.
CHILL THE **** OUT!!!!! He is 21 years old and you guys are ripping into him for not producing. Yea, its a fact that he isnt playing as well as we would've liked to have hoped this season, but a player with his skill set and ability to drive to the net will help us in the long run. It might just take another year. No point in worrying now. We have the offense we need to cover up for JVR not performing. Give it time and stop with these "JVR sucks"/"Trade JVR" threads. It gets really ****ing annoying.
JVRs body type may be the one factor as to why not get too carried away for now about his overall body of work vs where in the draft he was taken etc.I still have high hopes that things will start coming together for him over the next few years in a good way.A little shot of confidence may get him rolling forward, sometimes a few good games can do wonders for a young player carrying around high expectations on his shoulders.
Yeah, because Voracek and Turris (especially Turris) are doing oh so well.
Voracek's on a ****** Columbus team, and has 11 points in 17 games this season to go along with 50 in 81 games last year. And he is worlds ahead of JVR defensively. Turris had a solid year last year in the AHL, and was rushed badly, setting him back at least a year in development. I think he will be a better player than JVR overall.
I wanted Voracek. And I would've taken Turris over him too back then, and still would today despite the fact that he's a natural center.
Yup I liked Voracek better as well. I don't know who will end up being the better player. JVR was probably the safer bet back then.
The thing I can't stand about JVR is - he just doesn't want to go and get the damn puck. He goes into the corner as soft as Briere but he doesn't pick the puck out the way Danny does. As big and as skilled as he is he should win a puck battle once in a while. Dude has no cojones yet and I don't know that he'll ever grow any.