James van Riemsdyk’s Manhood Has Gone Missing in Toronto

image from mobilwi.typepad.comYeah, they just went right up there and will drop down again at random times. Not much I can do about it. We have to just keep working hard and speaking in clichés and maybe one day I'll be a consistent hockey player.

Well here’s something that shouldn’t surprise you. 

James van Riemsdyk, who at times with the Flyers suffered from testicular ascension, is in some hot water with Leafs coach Randy Carlyle, this despite JVR being among the league leaders in goals.

He hasn’t scored in seven games and was benched for the final eight minutes of a 3-2 loss to the Bruins on Monday. Carlyle wants JVR to locate his balls. And soon: [National Post]

“Keep his feet moving, get involved and get into that dirty area and win more one-on-one battles,” said the head coach. “Those are the issues. When you’re not having that offensive production and you’re not creating those chances, the easiest way is to get physical and get into the dirty area.

“He’s been a good player for us. He’s got 14 goals, so it’s not like we’re jumping on the guy. We’re just asking. There’s been a dry spell and people have to make adjustments. Obviously he’s had to play up against higher-level players now when you have that success. Power play is an area that is easily correctable.”

 

Annnnd it was only a matter of time. 

JVR is at his best when he uses his body to make his way to the front of the net and to muscle off defenders in the corner. When he’s not doing those things… he’s Chris Gratton with a mole. And not that Luke Schenn is very good, but these are the sorts of stories I don’t miss about JVR, for better or worse.

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23 Responses

  1. I can’t keep track of Kyle’s flip flopping on Flyers trades.
    It’s like he’s got the short-term memory of a goldfish.

  2. Luke Schenn, ugh….why didn’t we trade JVR and Bobrovsky for Nash? Wasn’t that deal supposedly on the table? Why did we split them up and get a draft pick and a second tier defenseman?
    Why does Holmgren still have a job?

  3. Imagine the Flyers with Carts, Richards, Giroux, and JVR……… I’d rather not as it makes me feel all funny inside. Like when I took on those three Sixers players that one crazy drunken night…

  4. I don’t see how this can be taken as a leading Philly sports website when it doesn’t write about Philly sports. Yes the Flyers suck, but you should still write an article about them if only to lament the quick fall and the lack of options they have. There has hardly been any new original content. Less focus on hosting quizzo and more on your blog. This coming from a guy who really did enjoy this blog but isn’t sure how much longer I’ll bother coming here.

  5. Kyle: please write about current Flyers. Yes, they suck right now, but we’d still rather hear about them first. Kgrtthx.

  6. @ jrue giroux…i saw a program on discovery about goldfish, and the short term memory thing is a myth. Those little fuckers were bobbing and weaving though an obsticle course knowning that food was at the end. Over time, they swam the proper way thru the course, proving they have long term memory. Fasinating stuff, unlike this blog

  7. @Worley’s Hot Piece of Ass… No one cares. Now get back in the kitchen and cook me up some sesame chicken with eggrolls and a side of pork fried rice.

  8. Luke Schenn is the worst defenseman on this team. He gets a pass from the media because he hits a lot. Most of his hits leave him out of position if you haven’t noticed… He is fucking clueless, JVR will never live up to being the 2nd overall pick, but Christ, the flyers D looks like a bunch of fucking road cones out there Schenn, Cobourn, Mez, and timmonen

  9. All u dickbag computer whores should try to play the game sometime!! Not easy! JVR sucks, Kyles blogs suck and holmgren and the flyers suck!! Kyle still swallows man goo, we all know that!! But put Schenn on a real Defense and im sure he’ll be fine. Good Morning, Fuck u all and have a wonderful fucking day!!!

  10. If you think Luke Schenn is worse than Braydon Coburn you don’t even watch this hockey team, end of story.

  11. In case you’re wondering, the hat he’s wearing is for the Navy Seals.
    Even that can’t make him tough.

  12. Haha ANYONE saying Luke Schenn has been short of a solid defensive top 4 guy doesn’t actually watch the games. I’m guessing these are the idiots who call Philly radio shows about hockey. Schenn has easily been one of the few bright spots on the blue line this year. Some people, I swear… try learning the game before you comment on it.

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