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JVR Had Some Hall Of Fame Help Over The Summer


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December 21, 2017  (1:33 PM)
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"In what could be his final season with the Toronto Maple Leafs, James van Riemsdyk is on pace to a career year potentially heading into free agency this season.
JVR currently leads the team with 16 goals and is just one point behind Auston Matthews for the team lead in points. He has also become one of the best players in the league on the power play with seven goals and 12 points on the man advantage through 36 games.
During a recent interview with James Mirtle of The Athletic, van Riemsdyk revealed that his offseason work with Hall of Famer Adam Oates is a huge reason for the high productivity this season.
«Let's just say this: His personality is he wants to know the reason why things happen,» van Riemsdyk said. «There's different details he looks for and different things that he can help you adjust to improve in certain areas. There's very specific things he kind of sees and helps you work on that help translate onto the ice. I don't know if that was detailed enough (an answer) without giving away too much. You might want to call him and see what he has to say.
«He's a brilliant hockey resource to have. Someone who's had the career he had, to hear what he has to say, and the different kind of avenues he sees in the game. It's definitely been interesting to work with him.»
When van Riemsdyk cashes in on this big season next summer, we wonder if he will send Oates a nice gift! "

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