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Trade- Luke Schenn To Philadelphia For James Van Riemsdyk

via Damien Cox tweet,

BREAKING NEWS: Toronto Star is reporting Leafs have traded Luke Schenn to Philly for James Van Riemsdyk.

added 4:55pm, via Darren Dreger tweet,

Breaking News!!!! Toronto trades Luke Schenn to Flyers for James Van RiemsDyk. Done deal

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  Tags: james+van+riemsdyk, luke+schenn

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I find neither of these players interesting, if my memory serves me right, wasn’t schenn a healthy scratch at certain points both this year and last?

Posted by letsmakeit12 on 06/23/12 at 06:17 PM ET

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This trade’s a crapshoot. Two guys with obvious upside, who make a lot of money and should be hitting their primes, but for one reason or another, can’t get it done.

Both, either, or neither could be big-time contributors to their new teams. Complete crapshoot.

Posted by larry from pitt on 06/23/12 at 06:21 PM ET

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What does Burke have against Canadian born players
Or does he just want to build the US Olympic team at the Leafs expense

Posted by ES330TDN from Toronto on 06/23/12 at 06:30 PM ET

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Good for Schenn because his potential was pretty much ruined by Ron Wilson, too bad for Van Riemsdyk because he’s young and still developing and he will probably be ruined in in Toronto.

Posted by Garth on 06/23/12 at 06:35 PM ET

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First Jordan Stall, now Luke Schenn.  All about family these days.

Interesting move.  Toronto could have done worse, though JVR’s concussion history makes it a bit of a risk.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 06/23/12 at 06:47 PM ET

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For a player that was drafted 2nd overall Van Riemsdyk has has pretty much shown himself to be a dud with Philly, even taking his injuries into consideration

Posted by ES330TDN from Toronto on 06/23/12 at 06:49 PM ET

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JVR will end up having a good career.  He is too good not to.  Injuries were his issue last season.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/23/12 at 07:11 PM ET

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For a player that was drafted 2nd overall Van Riemsdyk has has pretty much shown himself to be a dud with Philly, even taking his injuries into consideration

Posted by ES330TDN from Toronto on 06/23/12 at 05:49 PM ET

I don’t know about that. He was playing like a Conn Smythe winner against Boston in philly’s 7 game loss a year ago. Just the best player in the series by a mile.

Course, whether due to injuries or whatever, he never played that kind of hockey for even a day before that series or since.

Posted by larry from pitt on 06/23/12 at 07:17 PM ET

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Good point Larry. Obviously he has the talent given his performance in the Boston series but even with a clean bill of health does he have the motivation to perform at that level on a consistent basis

Posted by ES330TDN from Toronto on 06/23/12 at 07:27 PM ET

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Jeff Carter, James Van Riemsdyk.  Who wants to take bets on who the next player that Holmgren signs to a lucrative longterm deal and then trades before he plays a single game under that contract?

Posted by Garth on 06/23/12 at 08:15 PM ET

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I find neither of these players interesting, if my memory serves me right, wasn’t schenn a healthy scratch at certain points both this year and last?

Posted by letsmakeit12 on 06/23/12 at 05:17 PM ET

No it was JVR. JVR was supposedly “hurt” and that held up the trade. Flyers issues with JVR since day one.

Posted by FlyersFan on 06/23/12 at 10:15 PM ET

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