He'll get it together. He will most likely be playing with a top notch center for the next couple years(Giroux/Briere/Schenn/Couturier). I don't think he's been as bad as others are saying. He's just yet to find chemistry with anyone.
I wouldn't mind seeing a line of JVR-Giroux-Voracek after Jagr leaves.
If you don't like him, feel free to send him back to Columbus where he is loved; however you must come to gripes that this is how is game is right now. He's been doing that sense 09/10 where he will use his speed to enter the zone, he will then proceed to go behind the net and either lose the puck or force a pass to the front of the net, it's his habit right now, he will eventually learn that he needs to go to the net instead of behind it.
Jakub Voráček is one of the most overrated players in the league. Let me know when he scores more than 16 goals in a season.
Considering that he's not a sniper in the least, nor was he drafted as one, that makes about as much sense as blasting Crosby for not being a Selke candidate.
Originally Posted by Renegade Stylings
All the tools, no toolbox.
I strongly disagree with this. Voracek lacks several tools, so the assertion that he has all of them is false. The idea that there's no toolbox is also false; his vision when he's looking to pass is staggering. The problem is that he hasn't yet accepted this as his permanent role going forward, so it exposes his limitations in other aspects of the offensive zone.
Traditionally, playmaking forwards take a while to get established in the NHL. And to add to it, there's always been a severe shortage of playmaking wingers; they're normally up the middle. Alex Tanguay, Ray Whitney, and to a lesser extent Mark Recchi are the only ones coming to mind in the last 25 years. Martin Erat had the potential to do so, but doesn't produce enough.
I see alot of similiarities in Voracek's game compared to Marian Hossa in his first few years. It took Big Hoss about 3-4 years to become the world class elite winger he is today. Not saying Jake will be as great as Hossa is but I can see him following that same path.
Voracek is still only 22...but I agree that he needs to find his game soon. I expected this year, with a team change and playing with his idol, to be the year Voracek breaks out. Hasn't happened yet but still no need to be concerned.....he's going to find his stride soon.
At the same age Hossa was coming off a 75 pt season, second in team scoring. No growing pains there to speak of.