Van Riemsdyk vs Turris

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  1. Garp

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    Who would you pick first?

    I know it was just 1 game, but Van Riemsdyk really impressed me with his strengh, speed and hands. He was really hard to knock off the puck and made great dekes.

    Turris was good, but he is really tiny and weak.(edited) He does have a great shot, but from what I saw, I would take JVR Before him...

    What do you think?
     
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    Depends on the team but I like Turris over Van Reimsdyk if I'm not basing it on team needs.
     
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    JVR has the NHL body and the the upside advantage. He'd be my pick.

    But both are excellent players for sure.
     
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    JVR is certainly the safer pick right now. Both are still a year or two from being NHL ready.

    I think JVR will be picked ahead of Turris but both will go in the top 5.
     
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    Many people seem to be thinking that Kane, Voracek and Turris will be the top three picks (in no specific order). I would be quite glad to see the Kings select Van Riemsdyk with the 4th overall pick.

    I do think Turris has a much higher ceiling, as JVR can turn out to be a pretty decent two-way player who can chip in with 20-30 goals, Turris can be a special top line center, similar to Spezza but with better wheels and scoring ability (and less of a playmaker).
     
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    I don't think Turris has demonstrated a higher ceiling than JVR at all. It will be interesting to see how both fare in college next year-at Wisconsin and New Hampshire respectfully.
     
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    I prefer VanRiemsdyk...He's stronger, and I prefer his skills too.
     
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    Both very good players...but I don't think Turris is 'really tiny and week'.:)
     
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    I don't think Van Riemsdyk has cracked that top tier, currently reserved for Turris, Kane and Voracek. JVR is a good player, but I think the other three are a notch above him.
     
  10. toastman344*

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    From what I have seen ...I would take JVR without thinking twice ! and that's coming from a Canuck who can't be accused of a pro Yank bias....JVR is so much bigger and stronger...and I can't see how Turris has a higher ceiling ? Maybe if he puts on a lot of muscle/bulks up...But that's a Big Maybe in my books...
     
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    Turris has done nothing to show he's a notch above JVR. I think JVR managed to get into the top 3 late in the year. He was there for a month or two and is back again, IMO.

    Kane/Voracek and then JVR.
     
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  13. toastman344*

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    And yet JVR looked bigger, stronger, better in head to head competition...I dont think that's in doubt...
     
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    Powerforwards make me a little nervous. They often look better predraft because most of them are physically more mature at that point than other players but for some reason teams around the league have had trouble developing power forwards with a high skill level. There aren't many powerforwards in the league today who are really really skilled and developed into great NHL players.
     

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