D Seth Jones - Portland Winterhawks (2013 Draft)
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03-03-2010, 04:51 PM
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Why? It sounds like he's somewhat raw and will take a while to grow into his still-growing body.
I thought those traits epitomized someone who would benefit from the NCAA route: much higher practice/game ratio than major junior, better weight training facilities and strength coaching, etc.
Well people have said Joe Colborne should have went the WHL route to speed up his development. Yes the NTDP and college route does have superior off ice regimens but Jones is not a 4 year college guy. Don't forget of his late birthdate, imo the best thing for him would be the NTDP and then the WHL ala Kane and Mueller. The NTDP will provide him with good competition in the USHL, international experiance and great off-ice conditioning. Straight to the dub or USHL wouldn't be a bad thing either by learning from older players but not NCAA imo.
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