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03-14-2013, 03:57 AM
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Originally Posted by dahrougem2 View Post
Someone mentioned keeping Jones around as a 2/3/4 RW because Downie looks to be a 50-60 game guy. I don't know, I agree on the Downie situation but I'd much rather give a guy like Palushaj those minutes than Jones, at least you can tell Palushaj works hard every game and is willing to go to the dirty areas whereas Jones does literally nothing every game he plays in. Looking up the FA class of 2013 and realistic possibilites, my ideal lineup and roster moves would be:

- One of either O'Byrne/Hunwick/Zanon are traded at the deadline, more so Zanon I hope
- Milan Hejduk Retires
- David Jones is bought out in the summer
- Ryan O'Byrne is allowed to walk
- Chuck Kobasew is allowed to walk
- Sign David Clarkson to a contract with an AAV of 4.5/5 per season (Lets say 4.5 fingers crossed lol)
- Sign Ladislav Smid to a contract with an AAV of 4.5 per season

This would leave us with around 10-12 million in cap space, closer to 12, and the ideal lines would be




I think Sgarbossa would be a nice fit playing with O'Reilly, and with the grit of Downie he can stick to playing a finesse game and being that offensive threat with O'Reilly, allowing Mitchell to play 4C. I gave Smid 4.5 because he's a great shutdown defenseman with real good speed for a defensive guy, and an outstanding locker room guy getting to see him so much here in Edmonton, he's a smarter, much better version of Zanon albeit without the beard
Jones is in his first year of 4 year contract. He's not getting bought out, at least not yet. Maybe after next year, but Avalanche will give him sometime to bounce back. It's not going to happen this summer.

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