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12-09-2012, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Joey Bones View Post
Honestly, I think JAM left too early. First off, you can't just stay one year in the AHL, have a great year, and think that your good enough for the NHL? I believe that he is going to kill himself for signing in CBJ. He'll get called up & crumble from losing too many games. What he should've done was sign another contract with us, spend the year in CT (with the opportunity to be an injury call up), and next year be with the big club. But anyway he'll be in Columbus and want out quickly.

If I were a borderline player, especially an offensive one like PAP and JAM, I'd go to the worst team because it would give me the greatest opportunity. Look at how it worked out for PAP who just signed a $16 contract. Even if he stumbles for the rest of his career and plays just horribly, he's still financially set for life. This worked out better than spending last season in a Newbury role (mostly Hartford, a little Rangers), followed by a $1/1yr contract he'd have signed this summer.

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