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2013 NHL draft thread: Don't need an appraiser, we're taking Lazar!
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03-10-2013, 02:46 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Alberta
Honestly you can't not pick Jones because you think the Oilers will **** him up by throwing him into the lineup too soon and will stunt his development.
Management needs to clean house this summer and expel parts of their d that aren't effective...
Wipe out the bottom half of that list of 8... add 2 more reliable vet dmen through trades/UFA and then bringing in a rookie like Klefbom/Jones(if they are lucky enough to draft him) doesn't look so bad.
Justin Schultz is being forcefed 1st pairing minutes as a rookie. If Klefbom/Jones can be fed smaller minutes I see no reason why they can't be used on the roster.
Other teams use rookie dmen in 3rd pairing and 7th dman spots... that's something the Oil should be doing as well but they lack the depth to do it. They need to make the acquisitions to make that environment possible with their moves this summer.
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