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04-14-2013, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by doubledown99 View Post
No matter how good Jones is (and he's awesome....love watching him dominate the whole ice when he is out there) he will have a learning curve. He is not going to be dominant right away (most likely). The stage the Oilers are we need an experienced guy more even if we might be giving up a tad over the long haul.

That's just my opinion.
I disagree. The better option would be the guy on an inexpensive ELC who will be an rfa for the next seven years as opposed to jumping on someone who is a ufa or soon to be ufa.

Realistically this team wont peak for another seven to ten years if somehow we are able to retain our core. So saying we need a guy "now" is a little misguided imo. His career will be on the downside or maybe even completely over when this team is at its peak. Whereas Jones will be entering his prime during the peak period.

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