Memorial Cup Thread Part II
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05-26-2013, 02:09 PM
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He's not lacking effort. If anything, he could be lacking energy. He's used to playing 50 games a season. This year he's up near 80 or 90 games. I know for a fact that most junior players, especially the younger ones, do get a bit tired at the end of such a long year.
The guy has had to transition to the WHL, play a full season, going to Russia for World Juniors, playing in the top prospects game, playing in the WHL finals, now the Memorial Cup.
That's a long season with a ton of travel.
So basically what you're saying is that unless Jones does some serious conditioning/workout this summer, his first NHL season might be pretty gruesome for him?
He's not going to get any gimme games in the NHL like he did in the WHL, and will have a long schedule. I'll be fine with any player we pick, but I'm still unsure if having Jones up in the NHL the first year will be as productive as some people say.
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