James Van Riemsdyk RUMORS & NEWS

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    Mike Kelly @MikeKellyNHL

    Hearing Panthers seriously considering an offer from the Maple Leafs for the #1 overall pick. JVR centerpiece with others going to FLA

  • Lupul lines up for shot at No. 1 centre’s job

    Toronto Star "The James van Riemsdyk experiment at centre is on. And if that fails, there’s always Joffrey Lupul. “I played a little centre in Philadelphia, in the same type of situation with guys getting hurt,” said Lupul. “And I played a bit of centre in junior. It’s a big adjustment.” While the Maple..." November 06

  • Is James van Riemdyk the answer at centre for desperate Toronto Maple Leafs?

    National Post "It is a short-term move born out of desperation. And yet, it is a move that has been in the works for a long time, at least since the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired James van Riemsdyk more than 16 months ago. Make no mistake, the decision to move van Riemsdyk from the wing to the centre is only..." November 05

  • JVR at centre; Bolland surgery successful

    Toronto Sun "James van Riemsdyk has become the Maple Leafs’ latest centre by default. With Dave Bolland and Tyler Bozak nursing injuries, coach Randy Carlyle had van Riemsdyk centring the top line between Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel at practice at the Air Canada Centre on Monday. “He has played there..." November 04

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    "James van Riemsdyk is a question mark for tonight" per Carlyle.

  • Leafs' JVR says playoffs have 'wow' factor

    Toronto Sun "As much as James van Riemsdyk doesn’t want to start talking playoffs, the Maple Leafs forward knows there is no way around it. Not when thousands in Leafs Nation are back home giddy with the excitement that comes with the knowledge that the first Stanley Cup playoff game for their favourite..." April 23

  • Leafs want more from James van Riemsdyk

    Toronto Sun "The Maple Leafs want James van Riemsdyk to get dirty again. It wasn't long ago when it looked as if JVR would run away with the team goal-scoring title. Now after not scoring in seven consecutive games heading into Tuesday night's contest against the Florida Panthers, the Leafs are asking him..." March 27

  • JVR happy to put the Flyers in the past

    Courier-Post "When dreaming of a first return to Wells Fargo Center, James van Riemsdyk had things going a bit differently. Traded from the Flyers to Toronto Maple Leafs last June, the 23-year-old left wing, who hails from South Jersey, was happy about the new start. He was glad that his parents and friends..." February 26

  • JVR back in Philly with Leafs

    CSN Philly "Although there are still aspects to their game that need to be improved, the Flyers showed signs of life and gave fans a glimmer of hope after a mostly positive week. Sure, the team is still getting off to alarmingly slow starts and lost Matt Read for six weeks because of a rib cage injury..." February 25

  • Beep, beep! Out of the way, Luke Schenn. Here comes James van Riemsdyk

    Toronto Sun "This was Wile E. Coyote trying to catch the Road Runner. When James van Riemsdyk got a step on Luke Schenn early in the third period on Monday, there wasn’t a person inside the Air Canada Centre that figured the former Leafs defenceman was going to make up the distance. Not those in the..." February 12

  • Switch to center an exciting idea for van Riemsdyk

    NHL.com "James van Riemsdyk told reporters in Toronto on Wednesday morning that he's prepared to make the shift from the wing to center this season. "It is something that will be a good opportunity for me," said van Riemsdyk, who is in town instructing at the Leafs' hockey school at the MasterCard..." July 11

  • Leafs' van Riemsdyk centre of attention

    Toronto Sun "Randy Carlyle wants to see what James van Riemsdyk can do at centre. The Maple Leafs coach said that, at this point, the plan is to give van Riemsdyk a long look at the position when training camp opens in September, provided there is no work stoppage. "He's a big man and we're going to try..." July 06

  • JVR trade shows no deal is off the table

    CSN Philly "The past two June 23rds, the Flyers have made three blockbuster moves that have reshaped the makeup of the roster and the playing style of the team. Former captain Mike Richards was traded to Los Angeles last year and Jeff Carter was sent to Columbus (before being sent to LA). Both ended up..." June 26

  • Philadelphia Flyers Cannot Give Up on James van Riemsdyk

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Flyers cannot give up on James van Riemsdyk and trade him before next season whether he's part of a trade package for Columbus Blue Jackets star Rick Nash or any other player. Van Riemsdyk is one of the most talented young forwards in the game, and he's not been able to reach..." June 21

  • No conspiracy: Holmgren explains JVR's off-season

    CSN Philly "Conspiracy theorists have had a field day dissecting the latest bevy of injury updates on Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk, ever since a report surfaced a week ago that suggested he was delaying surgery to avoid being traded. Since then, not only have general manager Paul Holmgren and van..." June 19

  • Despite report, JVR's infection delaying surgery

    CSN Philly "Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren on Monday denied a report that forward James van Riemsdyk has been purposefully delaying a necessary surgery, which is in turn preventing a possible trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets. In a tweet, NBC's Howard Eskin reported that van Riemsdyk is delaying..." June 12

  • JVR has a little 'Mr. Playoff' in him too

    CSN Philly "He's the kind of guy that loves a big-game situation, the type who's at his best when the stakes are high. And he has long prided himself on that fact. In Sunday afternoon's Game 1 win over the New Jersey Devils, his contributions were numerous and varied. His name made the scoresheet, sure,..." May 01

  • Laviolette's JVR gamble pays off in win

    CSN Philly "Danny Briere's line with Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds did a lot of damage during the Flyers' last series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, combining for 18 points and, on a number of occasions, providing the Flyers with a much-needed jumpstart that spurred them on to victory. And that's why..." April 30

  • JVR gearing up for more ice time vs. Devils

    CSN Philly "Nothing is ever set in stone with Flyers coach Peter Laviolette. Quite often, his starting line to open a game changes the next shift out. So it's hard to make much of his line switch-ups in practice Saturday as the Flyers prepare to face the New Jersey Devils on Sunday in Game 1..." April 29

  • JVR returns to Flyers' lineup

    CSN Philly "After missing 19 games because of a broken foot, James van Riemsdyk returned to the Flyers' lineup for Game 5. He just probably would have preferred a better outcome. "Definitely a little disappointed," van Riemsdyk said after the Flyers' 3-2 loss. "We let our foot off the gas there a little..." April 21

  • JVR to have foot surgery, out 4-6 weeks

    CSN Philly "James van Riemsdyk will undergo surgery to repair a broken bone in his left foot on March 6 and is expected to miss four to six weeks, according to Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren. Van Riemsdyk suffered the broken foot in the first period of the Flyers' 6-3 victory over the New York..." March 03

  • JVR suffers broken left foot against Islanders

    CSN Philly "If there's a silver lining to James van Riemsdyk having suffered a broken left foot during Thursday's 6-3 win over the New York Islanders, Scott Hartnell's the one to ask about it. "You look for a blessing in disguise," Hartnell said. "He'll be rested and ready to go come playoff..." March 02

  • JVR relieved not to be traded by Flyers

    CSN Philly "So many times before, Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk had heard the trade rumors. Headed to Toronto for Luke Schenn. Part of the Rick Nash deal in Columbus. Maybe part of a larger deal that includes a goalie. You can't be human, athlete or not, and not wonder whether the rumors..." February 28

  • Van Riemsdyk sets record straight in return

    CSN Philly "Returning to the Flyers' lineup after missing 15 games was the first step to quieting all the critics. At least, that's what James van Riemsdyk is hoping. Van Riemsdyk, who hadn't played since Jan. 12 because of a concussion, was well aware of all the rumors. He knew he was the subject of trade..." February 19

  • Van Riemsdyk might give needy Flyers a lift

    Courier-Post "Danny Briere has a sore shoulder, Tom Sestito is headed for surgery and Zac Rinaldo is still suspended. Desperate for enough healthy forwards to fill four lines, the Flyers might get left wing James van Riemsdyk back for today's game with Pittsburgh. "We'll see," van Riemsdyk said after..." February 18

  • Van Riemsdyk saves Flyers

    Courier-Post "Dying along with a Flyers' late third-period two-goal lead Thursday night was the crowd noise at Wells Fargo Center. Standing behind the home bench, coach Peter Laviolette could hear what his players were saying. The most talkative Flyer was the young fellow who's been wearing an 'A' on his..." January 06

  • Is van Riemsdyk playing with an injury?

    CSN Philly "Coach Peter Laviolette says it might be "a little harsh" to say that James van Riemsdyk has been pretty much invisible lately for the Flyers. Yet there's no denying that JVR doesn't seem to be the same player on the ice since coming back from an abdominal injury in early December. Two..." December 23

  • Van Riemsdyk out 1-2 weeks with injury

    CSN Philly "Flyers left wing James van Riemsdyk will miss one to two weeks with an upper-body injury, after getting hurt in the third period of Wednesday's overtime win against the New York Islanders. "We're hoping to get him back sooner than that, obviously," general manager Paul Holmgren said. "We'll see..." November 26

  • 'J-V-R' chant marks van Riemsdyk's breakout

    Philly.com "THE CHANTING began in the third period - not the "U-S-A . . . U-S-A" of the pregame, not as fervent, not as anticipated. This was different, three different letters. This was about a person, about a performance, about the present and the future. And it came out of nowhere. "J-V-R . . . J-V-R..." May 03

  • Van Riemsdyk seems to be reaching primo level

    Philly.com "SOMETIMES, it looks like an old replay. A big body with long, raptor-like arms picks up a loose puck in the neutral zone and swoops down one side of the ice as opposing defensemen scramble to protect their net as prey defends its eggs. Sound familiar? Look familiar? "He's turned into a very..." April 29

  • Van Riemsdyk was one of the bright spots

    Philly.com "The Wells Fargo Center was deathly quiet. It was as if the energy had seeped through cracks in the walls and dissipated in the South Philly air. There was a good reason for this. Two good reasons, in fact, and both were early Buffalo goals from near impossible angles that got through the leg..." April 23

  • Confidence guiding van Riemsdyk's physical play

    Philly.com "James van Riemsdyk's dominating play has been a surprising development in the first three games of the Flyers' Eastern Conference quarterfinals against Buffalo. The second-year winger has a goal, a plus-3 rating, and a team-high 14 shots for the Flyers, who have a two-games-to-one lead heading..." April 20

  • Van Riemsdyk's presence has an impact vs. Sabres

    Courier-Post "Since the Flyers took him with the second pick of the 2007 NHL draft the knock against James van Riemsdyk was that he played too soft for a winger who stands 6-foot-3, 200 pounds. Many wondered if the 21-year-old Middletown native would ever develop into the board-banging, net-crashing force..." April 18

  • Van Riemsdyk's growth evident even in Flyers' loss

    Philly.com "THE MOST important goal of James van Riemsdyk's professional life came at 17:12 of the first period of Game 7 last year against the Boston Bruins. His first playoff goal, it will always be remembered as the ignition switch for a Flyers comeback - down by 3-0 in games, down by 3-0 in Game 7 - that..." April 15

  • A powerful statement from van Riemsdyk will help Flyers in playoffs

    Philly.com "PUBLICLY, ANYWAY, Peter Laviolette usually speaks with a lacquered hardness, cool and dismissive and protective. Yesterday, unbidden, he warmed to his subject. Laviolette was asked about the maturation of Flyers scorer Claude Giroux . . . and he quickly projected that just such an accelerated..." April 12

  • A few bumps in road for Flyers' Van Riemsdyk

    Philly.com "Peter Laviolette called James van Riemsdyk into his office for a meeting. It was the day after Valentine's Day, when the Flyers had acquired crafty forward Kris Versteeg from Toronto to join an already-crowded lineup. The two went over van Riemsdyk's role on the Flyers' top three lines - and..." March 03

  • Flyers relieved van Riemsdyk raises his game

    Philly.com "Maybe it's a coincidence. Uh-huh. That's what it is. Or maybe, just maybe, second-year winger James van Riemsdyk is starting to come of age, starting to show why the Flyers made him the NHL's second overall draft pick in 2007, because of the deal the team made Monday. The one they..." February 20

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