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09-09-2009, 12:35 PM
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Originally Posted by xV Carter 17 Xv View Post
Not everyone hated him before the contract. Lol.
People who hate Jones just simply don't know what they are talking about. He's developed into a good, reliable all-around d-man. He skates well when healthy, he's got decent size, he moves the puck and joins the rush.

He is capable of playing in the top 4 on most NHL teams. He was 4th in TOI/G for the Flyers during the regular season, 5th in the playoffs. He had a better +/- than everyone but Timonen. And that was playing at less than 100%

I'm not sure why the hate. Petty jealousy of handsome, successful guy who worked his way from a college scholarship through the pro ranks to millionaire status seems like the most likely explanation.

Looks like he's getting ready for the year, the lazy bum:

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