Thread: Confirmed with Link: Lightning sign Randy Jones
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08-25-2010, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by infidelappel View Post
I don't think he'll have that hard a time. I mean, Freddy Meyer keeps finding places to land and Jones is a better defenseman.

It all depends on whether or not he continues to accept bottom-pair minutes and dollars, but there's no reason he can't be a serviceable journeyman depth guy. He really isn't THAT terrible...he just isn't worth even half of what Holmgren gave him, which exacerbated his lack of skill.
I have no problem with Randy and I agree that he isn't "that" terrible. Its just that he seems to have reached his ceiling. He is still young and needs to prove that he can be more than a 3rd pairing guy. He will have that opportunity in Tampa, but he needs to work his ass off and develop good chemistry. I think at some point he will outsource himself from the NHL. Teams would rather bring in a younger, cheaper D to fill the spot than sign Randy. It's only a matter of time.

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