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12-10-2012, 11:43 PM
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Originally Posted by harpoon View Post
Agreed. MPS is nowhere near the defensive wizard that some posters like to claim. Personally I think the reason for that is the same one that Eytinge identified in his excellent post earlier - they are so desperate for this player to succeed that they latch onto any slight positive and make a mountain out of it.

As for the Jones comparison .... in a word, ridiculous. If MPS had half of the hustle and desire that Jones shows he would have already cemented an NHL roster spot. Jones goes to the net more in a weeks worth of games than MPS has in his 120 NHL game resume.
Jones hustle IMO has been very hit and miss. The bottom line is that Paajarvi will be waiver eligible after this season and a decision will have to be made sooner rather than later. Jones' contract ends at the end of this season as will his $1.8 million contract. So my question is this, if Paajarvi continues to get stronger and grittier do you cut ties with him and keep Jones? Do you see room for both in our bottom 6?

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