2013 Draft Discussion (Mar. 29 article, post #976)
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03-26-2013, 11:10 AM
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Didn't Pronger and Chara struggle when they initially came into the league so yeah it definitely takes some adjustment for a D man so I would be prepared with Jones. The key is to get him and then use one of our other younger players to land a strong complementary D man with experience.
Both did struggle. Defensemen don't really hit their prime until their late 20's/early 30's. that's not to say Jones won't have an impact for that long. He could be another Doughty or Karlson but they didn't have a big impact until there fourth season. If the Flyers do take him, they would be smart to sign a veteran defensemen like Hainsey, who is more of a defensive defensemen at this point, to pair with him for a few years while he gets up to speed.
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