Originally written on The Hockey Program  |  Last updated 11/19/14
  So the Colorado Avalanche signed David Jones to a 4 year, 16 million dollar deal and that drew some debate. Let's take a slightly closer look. It is strange to look at guys at this juncture of their careers. At 27, that is the unsaid prime age of players in the NHL or where they bloom even more. There will not be a really advanced look at this but a simple nuts and bolts view. After all, why go too deep into something like this anyway in June? Its all about the prime at this point but those fantasy implications are very valid. First of all, let us take a look at the baseline (Mr. Jones and his numbers). Here we go...... Career Stats YearTeamGPGAP+/-PGPASGSAGWShH 2011-12 Colo 72 20 17 37 -8 3 3 1 0 5 136 85 2010-11 Colo 77 27 18 45 -2 6 3 0 1 4 153 93 2009-10 Colo 23 10 6 16 1 1 2 2 0 3 39 29 So in the interest of fairness, we projected the 2009-10 season as if David Jones played 75 games. In that case, he would have had a 30 g...
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