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03-03-2014, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Soundgarden View Post
I think it has a lot to do with Jones. Why wait a few years when Jones has developed into a great defenseman to worry about finding him a partner and trading Klein. In two or three years who knows how Klein is playing. We traded Klein while his value was high-ish and we give Jones a partner that will grow with him while letting him play his natural side. Acquiring a young left handed partner for Jones was pretty smart thinking ahead.

Now that we've solidified our d core we won't have to worry about it that much, unless something unfortunate happens, allowing us to work on our forwards.
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you can clearly see how the trade has balanced out our D when Jones has to play on his unnatural side. He looks like a 19-year old too often when not in his natural position. Plus looking ahead, our defense is set for the next 4-5 years (barring injury). Our power play produces well and if the Preds can develop a couple of consistently producing even-strength scoring threats, we'll have a beast of a team for years to come. This year seems to be a developmental year in all reality and HOPE that GMDP doesn't tinker with bringing in rentals for a glimmer of a playoff hope this season. Kids need to play high roles and lead...

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