There is a lot of buzz about the Flyers moving Randy Jones. It makes some sense. He is a pretty big cap hit for a 4-5 dman. That is all well and good. Move Jones, make room to bring in "someone". Rumore has it that someone would be Sykora. A winger. Add some scoring back after loosing Lupul and Knuble. Again, makes sense.
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Only one problem. If the Flyers move Jones they are going to be down to 5 defenders. Pronger, Timmonen, Parent, Carle and Coburn. That means either they are counting on one of their recent signings, a graduate of the Phantoms, or a recent pick (marshal or Radulov) to make the team.
To me this seems too much like last season and the salary cap chacha that the team did all year. I am not a huge Jones fan, but not a huge detractor either. When healthy he is a good PP pointman who if not overplayed is effective at even strength. With the addition of Pronger there will be a second pair getting a ton of minutes period and that will help keep Jones from being overextended.
Only time will tell.
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