WARNING! Philadelphia Flyers Brain Freeze May Occur

October 13th, 2010 by Ronnybrook Leave a reply »
A collection of random Philadelphia Flyers hockey-inspired thoughts that, if read too quickly, may cause head trauma. WARNING: Philadelphia Flyers brain freeze may occur.

He's No Patrick Kane

I realize the comparisons will probably persist throughout the careers of both players involved, but who gives a flying falafel about how James van Riemsdyk stacks up against Patrick Kane?

For me, the only thing I care about is that the Flyers got a player that will make an impact in the long-term success if their hockey club.

If you want stats that hold a lot more meaning with regard to whether JVR is on the right track in his development as a player, look no further than the rookie seasons of Mike Richards (11-23-34) and Jeff Carter (23-19-42), and contrast them with JVR's rookie totals (15-20-35).

Looks good to me. If van Reimsdyk blossoms into anything approaching a consistent 25-goal scorer, I'm happy with the Flyers first selection at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, and could care less how his career matches up against Patrick Kane's when I am in my late 50's.

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