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Blackhawks: Five things Caleb Jones brings to the team

Caleb Jones #82, Edmonton Oilers (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
Caleb Jones #82, Edmonton Oilers (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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Duncan Keith #2, Chicago Blackhawks
Duncan Keith #2, Chicago Blackhawks Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

2 A fresh start

Caleb Jones needed a fresh start. Things were just not working out for him in Edmonton. After a pretty good first season in the NHL a few years ago his play kind of fell off and he was not getting the same amount of ice-time as he once was.

Coming to Chicago will give Jones a fresh start, and he is only 24. Jones is another young defenseman that this team can use for years to come. Due to how he has played the last few seasons it shouldn’t be that hard to get him re-signed after his contract is up this coming season.

The same way Jones needed a fresh start, so did Keith in my eyes. Now Keith can go to a different team that might have a better chance at a championship. Plus a team like Edmonton bought in on the idea that maybe Keith would be better on their team in a lesser role.

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