James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
3 months ago

Van Riemsdyk officially re-joined the Flyers upon receiving a five-year, $35 million contract Sunday, NBC Sports Philadelphia reports, adding that JVR could end up on the third line this coming season.

EDGE Analysis

Philadelphia's depth chart could easily be reconfigured by the time the 2018-19 season commences, but as it stands now, a conceivable arrangement is for JVR to be a third-line flanker with Oskar Lindblom at center and Wayne Simmonds on the opposite side. Van Riemsdyk's career started in Philly, and he produced 47 goals and 52 assists for the club between 2009-12. While the third line is typically reserved for checking specialists and energetic role players, it appears that the Flyers will have the luxury of padding each of the four lines with at least one experienced forward.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
3 months ago

Van Riemsdyk may be headed back to Philadelphia, reports Frank Seravelli of TSN.ca.

EDGE Analysis

The deal, if true, will be announced Sunday. JVR will be a top-six fixture in Philly, if this account is true.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
3 months ago

Van Riemsdyk is the clear-cut number two free agent available, but his destination will be determined by where John Tavares signs, reports TSN.ca.

EDGE Analysis

More than 12 teams have spoken to JVR since the free agent courting period began. Eight of those are still in the running. But those include several of the teams in the Tavares sweepstakes. Van Riemsdyk scored 36 goals and 54 points in 2017-18 and has averaged 31 goals over his last four full seasons. JVR will get a windfall of cash, but is looking for a prime role, a chance to win and elite facilities and training/recovery methods.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
5 months ago

Van Riemsdyk scored a power-play goal during a 4-2 victory over Boston in Game 3 on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

The goal was Van Riemsdyk's first of the postseason and ignited the crowd at Air Canada Centre, helping Toronto pull within 2-1 in the opening round series. Van Riemsdyk has been making his presence felt physically thus far compiling nine hits in his last two games, but has seen his even-strength opportunities limited, as he's playing mainly on the third line with Tyler Bozak and Connor Brown. The 28-year-old has been a mainstay on the first power-play unit however, averaging an immense 4:03 of playing time as Boston's often put Toronto on the man advantage, which is where Van Riemsdyk has thrived offensively in 2017-18 -- he notched 20 power-play points (12 goals, nine assists) in the regular season.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
6 months ago

Van Reimsdyk scored a power-play goal and had an assist at even strength in Thursday's win over Nashville.

EDGE Analysis

Van Reimsdyk has scored eight times in his last five games to give him a whopping 34 goals in 73 contests on the season. The 28-year-old has recorded 51 points and 219 shots on goal, making him a dynamic fantasy threat. His willingness to shoot and domination with the man advantage make him an automatic roll every game.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
6 months ago

Skating in his 600th career NHL regular season game, van Riemsdyk scored two goals -- one on the power play -- in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Van Riemsdyk potted the game's first two goals for his third multi-goal effort in the past four contests. He's lit the lamp seven times over that stretch to reach 33 tallies for the season, further extending his career-high total in that category. Given the high of caliber of competition he dominated against in this one, van Riemsdyk's a strong option in any matchup the way he's playing right now.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
6 months ago

Van Riemsdyk contributed two goals and a power-play assist in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Sabres.

EDGE Analysis

Van Riemsdyk reached the 30-goal mark just 3:39 into the opening frame and lit the lamp again to make it 2-0 exactly three minutes later. He added a helper on Tyler Bozak's power-play tally in the second period. With five goals and six points in the past two games, van Riemsdyk's surging right now.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
6 months ago

Van Riemsdyk scored three goals, one on the power play, on eight shots while adding two blocked shots and a plus-3 rating in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout win over the Stars.

EDGE Analysis

It was van Riemsdyk's third career hat trick. The 28-year-old now has 29 goals, leaving him one short of his previous career high set in 2013-14, but his 44 points in 69 games is somewhat disappointing after he racked up a career-high 62 last season.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
7 months ago

Van Riemsdyk scored a goal and registered three shots on net during Tuesday's 1-0 win over Florida.

EDGE Analysis

The tally gives van Riemsdyk six goals and eight points through his past 10 contests, and he's also now marked the scoresheet in each of the past three games since receiving a season-low 10:10 of ice time against the Blue Jackets on Feb. 14. While his 0.62 points per game trails last season's pace (0.76), his 25 goals are tied for 16th in the league. Additionally, his production has suffered from his decline in ice time more than anything, as his 1.69 goals per hour rank sixth among all skaters with at least 200 minutes this season.

James van Riemsdyk
LW PHI
7 months ago

Van Riemsdyk skated a season-low 10:10 in Wednesday's 6-3 win over Columbus.

EDGE Analysis

JVR has never wavered from his positive attitude, even when his ice time fluctuates. He remains the Leafs' leader in power-play goals and his 23 snipes puts him within reach of his career high of 30. Van Reimsdyk is an excellent, low-maintenance fantasy option, regardless of his ice time. It won't stay low for long.