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12-12-2009, 04:11 PM
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Originally Posted by JT Dutch View Post
... But if that were the case, you wouldn't see Jones on the PK. But the fact is that Jones plays about a couple PK shifts per game, on the average. Harrold has played less than 4 minutes total on the PK all season.

Actually, when Harrold came up, he had the rep of an offensive defenseman and somewhat of a defensive liability. I don't see any evidence that the Kings feel any differently about him now, except to say that they've lost most of their confidence in Harrold's offensive ability.



... Well, there's that exception for sure, but more often than not Jones is playing in nearly every situation. If it was all about Jones' offensive output, I think he'd be used as more of a specialist on the PP and shifts when the team is behind. But he's played 20 minutes in games where the Kings have had a lead nearly the entire game. Outside of an exception or two, it's pretty clear that Murray trusts him.

I think Murray doesnt trust him, but TM is constarined by the need for scoring and Jones plays over Drewiske as a result. DD44 is far more positionally sound and shut- down in his style than tortoise Jones will ever be.

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