D Seth Jones - Portland Winterhawks (2013 Draft)
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03-08-2012, 02:50 PM
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Agree to disagree I guess. I just think that with another 18 months under his belt, the kid will be very very close to NHL ready, if not fully ready.
He's not even 200lbs - ignore his wiki page - and his speed now is sometimes suspect. At the NHL level, he's going to be going up against heavier forwards with lower centers of gravity who are all faster by a significant factor than what he plays against now.
As of now, the player is a legit Top 10 pick next year and a legit pro-prospect; that is not in dispute. But, he's a project. The fact is, there are several defensemen from last year's draft who are still playing CHL hockey, who are better than Jones and are still not NHL ready.
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