I wouldn't mind either... our version of JVR is the same as 1.0. Don't know what he was like in Toronto, but it looks like he hasn't changed since we traded him for Luke Schenn straight up. He's been a disappointment for us in just about every angle—coming, going, taking up space on the roster...
It's funny how many people (I'm not saying you) complained that Hextall didn't go after any players that would make the Flyers better now...yet when he signs the 2nd best UFA of the season people complain about it. And I'm no JVR fan.
I also think that signing was likely due to pressure being put on Hextall to do something NOW. I mean does JVR actually remind you of a Hextall type player? Doesn't he go for the 200 foot type? JVR is more of a 30 footer.
I also think he's
I absolutely agree, but you're not going to get that in a Simmonds trade. Because that desire would be the reason someone would be trading for Simmonds (i.e., they have a good team but are looking to add grit). So you use him to get skill and go find grit elsewhere. Like Morin, hopefully. Or in a trade for someone else.
But I do think any trade involving Simmonds won't have grit coming back. Because if the other team had it, they wouldn't be trading for Simmonds.