Thread: Confirmed with Link: Anton Volchenkov signed (1yr/$1 mil)
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07-11-2014, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Privy View Post
I don't think we'll see a big TOI difference between the 2nd and 3rd pairings. I see Jones playing about 17 minutes a game, which is around where Volchenkov was at the end of the season. With our bottom two pairings, there's not much reason to overwork one. It's essentially pairing 2a and 2b in my opinion.

Plus, if I recall correctly, Jones didn't do so well next to Ekholm. I could be wrong, but I remember Ellis working with Ekholm much better. Volchenkov could pair up with either Jones or Ellis, but I think he compliments Jones a little better.
Wasn't Jones paired with him towards the end of the season though, when the guy was obviously well past wore out and tired? I think you are right though, those bottom two pairing will probably be more like 2a and 2b.

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