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Re: Say goodbye to JVR
« Reply #15 on: July 04, 2018, 10:36:05 AM »
I think from an asset management perspective it would've been for the best, but you kind of wonder what it would've done to the belief in management in the room a la St. Louis Blues. I would've totally been ok with one of them going though.

Well, in a way wouldn't that have worked out perfectly? You trade JVR, Bozak and Komarov at the deadline and everyone in the room is all "Doesn't management believe in us?"

Then you don't renew Lamoriello and Dubas comes in and is all "Oh, man, can you believe that guy didn't believe in you? Now let's see what kind of defenseman I can trade for with all this deadline loot!"
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Re: Say goodbye to JVR
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2018, 01:42:12 PM »
Things are off to an unfortunate start for JVR... he'll be out 5-6 weeks with a lower body injury (probably knee).

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Re: Say goodbye to JVR
« Reply #17 on: January 15, 2019, 01:51:18 AM »
Nice article on JVR (for those with access):

Living in downtown Toronto, embracing the city and the hockey culture, was transformative.
“I didn’t really know what to expect,” he said. “I remember (former teammate) Jody Shelley telling me, he said, you’re going to love this. He goes; ‘You’re going to absolutely love this. This is going to be something that you’ll look back on very fondly. It’s like basically like you’re playing for the New York Yankees of the NHL.’”

Getting there, couldn’t have enjoyed it any more, just with the organization, the fans, the teammates that I had,” van Riemsdyk said.