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01-28-2013, 08:17 PM
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Originally Posted by MakeTheIronSing View Post
From what Ive seen of him in the past, he'll be a great asset when it comes time for

Wait for it....

So we will never see him at his best?

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01-28-2013, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mapes View Post
So we will never see him at his best?
Sure we will

If we have him 2-3 years from now

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01-28-2013, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by MakeTheIronSing View Post
Sure we will

If we have him 2-3 years from now
You can tell he 'has it' he just can't yet use it all. I think JVR for Schenn was the steal of a decade, best move since Gards, maybe better.

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01-29-2013, 12:32 AM
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No one knows what we have in JvR.

So far he's come as advertised.

A big bodied forward who can skate well, but is hesitant to get physical and go to the net consistently. Also can disappear from games, but once on is very hard to contain.

What I will say is that this is a good fit for him in TO - he's not stuck behind some pretty good talent. He's a premier guy here, and has been elevated pretty quickly into a top 6 role despite starting the season on the outside looking in.

With that confidence and responsibility, maybe he can develop into a much more consistent player. I really like the way that he speaks with the media - very level headed and not at all put off by the difficult questions

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01-29-2013, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by birddog View Post
Building blocks, although many so called expert will disagree:


possibly Kadri if he continues to develop

time will tell if Lupul, Frattin can be core pieces

you wait on Biggs, Percy, Ashton, Colborne, Ross, and other young player -- hoping one emerges as a core piece.


are all tradable because they have established their value and aren't getting better.

Grabo is tradable in the right deal because he is also fully developed.

Hopefully Reimer can return to form and become a key piece.
I mostly agree with this.

JVR has the size that can't be taught and the high end skill to go along with it. He is still a young player that has a lot of room to grow. He has missed a lot of time early in his career, has struggled with consistency as most young players do (especially when you factor in injuries). When he is on he is dynamite and I don't see any reason he can't develop into a 3rd or 4th best forward on a championship calibar team.

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01-29-2013, 02:43 AM
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JVR it's clear will be a quality player. His high end ceiling is where the debate is. He still has a bit of awkwardness, he is a big man and hasn't gotten enough run of consistent games or minutes to truly develop his game.

Botton line, JVR will be the test to see just how patient Leaf fans are with younger players. He's big, he protects the puck very well, can skate, with speed and his hands it's hard to questions his skill and he can shoot.

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