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Welcome to the rumor mill, David Jones

Feb 6, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

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Any general managers out there in the market for a big winger that scored 27 goals last season? You might want to call the Colorado Avalanche.

Via Avs beat writer Adrian Dater at the Denver Post:

If I had to bet? Yeah, I’d say David Jones will be traded by Feb. 27. He’s UFA this summer. The Avs can’t let a guy like him go for nothing. But they also can’t be blamed for not signing him to a richer contract extension right now. He’s making $2.5 million. Regardless of how his season finishes – it’s been mediocre at best so far – he’d get a good offer this summer from someone. He’s only 27 and scored 27 goals last year. Some team would take a good bet on his potential.

Jones has 10 goals in 44 games. He was a healthy scratch Thursday versus Minnesota, and his 14:51 average ice time is almost three minutes less than he played last season. Stick him on a line with a play-maker and he could make for a good addition. Kings maybe?

  1. prolibertate85 - Feb 6, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    Seycove stand up

    • pchow - Feb 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

      Deep Cove. From PG to the water, it’s a cove, you know?

      • whatswellydoing - Feb 6, 2012 at 3:34 PM

        Ha, surprising to see a couple of other ppl from the cove here.

  2. ruddigervancity - Feb 6, 2012 at 3:40 PM

    Seycove Grad ’93 here…. bizarre….

  3. prolibertate85 - Feb 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM

    Deep Cove runs the Internets.

  4. elvispocomo - Feb 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    With all the talk about the Cove (not from there myself) I certainly wouldn’t mind seeing him alongside Cody Hodgson on Vancouver’s 3rd line. With Hansen’s speed and Cody’s top notch hockey sense, Jones would be a great fit.

    • pchow - Feb 6, 2012 at 6:01 PM

      The hometown hero does have Luongo’s number. Not a bad idea.

      • prolibertate85 - Feb 6, 2012 at 10:54 PM

        Jones for Raymond straight up? Similar contracts, similar-ish numbers.

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