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01-21-2013, 07:53 AM
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01-21-2013, 08:29 AM
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He looked big and was willing to get in front of the net which was awesome to see. Protected the puck well.

However, he looked a little slower than I remember (could be rust coupled with a bruised foot from that Komisarek shot) and didn't get much ice time. His line looked solid in their limited viewing however.

Shows promise. So far, Luke has looked quite good from my limited Philly viewings.

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01-21-2013, 08:41 AM
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Really tough to extrapolate a lot from 14 min of ice time.... in the first game of the year.... after a bruised foot.... on the road.... anyways.

He went to the net well and you can tell he has a good wrist shot. He's big and you can see an offensive side.

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01-21-2013, 09:00 AM
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I want to see him get 2nd line minutes as soon as he can

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01-21-2013, 09:04 AM
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Loved him in front of the net, but otherwise he'd just kind of get the puck and throw in on the net. Looked like he was out of shape.

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01-21-2013, 09:05 AM
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I want to see him get 2nd line minutes as soon as he can
With the way MacGraboMin played in game 1. It may not be long.

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01-21-2013, 09:14 AM
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It was noticeable that his foot was hindering his play.

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01-21-2013, 09:31 AM
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JVR is really good at shielding the puck, when he wins it in the corner he uses his weight and his legs to shield it very well. He's easily our best forward and protecting the puck.

Though it was one game and he was injured in camp a few days ago, he looked kinda slow. He shoots the puck though, and knows how to get it through which is nice.

That's all I got from one game.

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01-21-2013, 09:43 AM
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Can't read too much into JVR's performance considering that his line only got 9 minutes of ice time.

On the other hand, I saw Luke Schenn cost the Flyers the game yesterday. He was caught flat footed (sounds familiar) on the rush with the game tied late in the 3rd period and took a dumb penalty that led to Buffalo's winning goal.

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01-21-2013, 09:48 AM
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With the way MacGraboMin played in game 1. It may not be long.
They played a shutdown role. Stop looking at the stat sheet. The Kadri line isn't capable of that responsibility.

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01-21-2013, 09:50 AM
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JVR is really good at shielding the puck, when he wins it in the corner he uses his weight and his legs to shield it very well. He's easily our best forward and protecting the puck.
I wish we could put together a JVR - Colbourne - POWERFORWARD. Cycling hell for the other team lol.

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01-21-2013, 09:57 AM
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JVR didn't really do much in his first game with the Leafs, but that's understandable. He never played during the lockout, first game with a new team, and he played the game against the Habs with a banged-up foot. When asked if he was going to play against the Habs, JVR said (paraphrased) "There's no way I'm going to miss my HNIC debut against the Habs". I liked what he said a lot as it shows his passion for the game and it says a great deal about his character. I felt that the line of JVR - Kadri - Komarov was our best line all night and I hope it continues. I have a lot of love for JVR and it's only a matter of time before he's 100% and firing on all cylinders.

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01-21-2013, 09:58 AM
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He didn't really play much. I think he's got good speed in transition, drove to the net, was close to getting an assist if Komarov potted the goal.

He's playing with Kadri and Komarov on the third line and so far, I like the look of that line. Size and grit. Ten folds better than Steckel, Lombardi and Connolly.

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He was really soft, never finished any checks.

Fortunately it's just one game and it looked like his foot might be bothering him.

His shot is deceptively VERY powerful.

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Jvr looked slow and gassed in his first game but obviously we need more games to do a proper review.

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01-21-2013, 10:29 AM
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I'll let you know in 10 games.

The Montreal game looked like a pre season game.

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01-21-2013, 10:32 AM
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It was noticeable that his foot was hindering his play.
Good point I forgot about the Komi shot he took off the boot.

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01-21-2013, 10:39 AM
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we need to stay off other teams' boards. i cringe when i come across leafs posters annoying fans elsewhere. it makes us all look dumb.
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01-21-2013, 10:40 AM
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They played a shutdown role. Stop looking at the stat sheet. The Kadri line isn't capable of that responsibility.
Not buying that. They looked out of sync all night, and you know it.

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01-21-2013, 10:42 AM
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With the way MacGraboMin played in game 1. It may not be long.
Seems like those three are being played as the shutdown line.


Lupul-Bozak-Kessel - Scoring
MacArthur-Grabovski-Kulemin - Shutdown
JVR-Kadri-Komarov - Scoring
Brown-McClement-Orr - Energy

Is the way I see it.

Carlyle seems to like to give his shutdown line 2nd line minutes.

Not saying they played well because they did seem out of sorts but they were solid on the defensive side.

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01-21-2013, 10:47 AM
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He was tying up Kennedy in front when the shot was taken from the point.
Yea, you'll keep making excuses for him until some point during the season when it dawns on you that somewhere in the range of 50% of goals scored against your team were either due to a deflection off Luke or a screen by Luke.

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01-21-2013, 10:59 AM
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jvr looked lost
maybe he's hurting

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01-21-2013, 04:36 PM
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Watched the first Philly game and obviously the first Leaf one. JvR's line was the best on the ice, he looked alright, shielded the puck well, you can see his talent but he was slow. I like how he can release a quick shot aswell. Schenn looked okay in Philly aswell. (The flow is sick) but what I realized is that he got checked ALOT. Like.. he was getting ruined on plays and im usually use to seeing Luke deliver the hits.. he was getting trampled out there.

Lets revisit in 20 games or so.

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01-21-2013, 04:38 PM
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I want to see him get more ice time though. But im sure that will come in further games.

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