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01-03-2013, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by The Nuge View Post
I disagree. He'd obviously make mistakes since he's young, but I wouldn't hesitate to put him on a 2nd pairing if there's a reliable enough guy with him. He'd make enough jaw dropping plays to make up for the occasional gaffe
Jones has the skills and athleticism/frame to be an elite D man in the league, but the old axiom that D men take longer to develop still holds true because for the most part its correct. Not only do D men have to develop mentally they have to fill out physically as well something forwards who are young could get away with. Imagine Lucic or another physical player like Perry going against Jones now. He just hasn't filled out and he has shown mental lapse and if he was in the league those short comings would be exploited, but this isn't a problem because he is still young. I just don't think he would be effective d man in the league today

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