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07-08-2009, 11:29 PM
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How is that any different from Jones?
I didnt suggest Vaananen, but Id much rather replace our 2 guys with cheaper 3rd pairing guys. They will only get like 12 minutes anyway
IMO, Jones isn't bad if he gets those 12 minutes. He has shown that he is a capable defenseman (who has even been a key factor in games), but Stevens relies on him for more minutes and PK time. I think most people wouldn't hate him as much if he made a million dollars less than he does. But since he does... he gets crapped on.
I agree we need cheaper 3rd pairing guys, but I disagree with the ones suggested (and I realize you did not suggest them). There has to be some reason why the team waived him instead of Alberts. And there has to be a reason why he didn't play much in Vancouver. I don't think the team needs a guy like MAB at all. If only one (people need to face that both won't be moved) of Jones or Carle is moved, that vacancy needs to be filled by defensive minded d-man. If Carle is moved, I would want someone better than Vaananen to be paired with Jones. If we can't move either, we hope Jones progresses more defensively and hope for the best.
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