12'/13' Draft Thread: Offensive flash is a beauty but defensive presence rules.
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01-01-2013, 11:33 PM
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Performance at the WJC /= how good they are of a prospect. You look at their skillsets and for me, up until now, Jones is #1.
He has elite nhl skating
elite nhl size
elite nhl shot
nhl hands and passing
Defense may not be fully ready but its okay. He is young and can work on it. Playing against a pumped team canada doesn't help you. Especially if you make a mistake early, it usually gets you off your game.
Jones looks to be a bigger and faster phaneuf (and I would love that). And to be honest, I think his iq is better than has been displayed in this tournament. Thats why I rank him No. 1.
I'm seriously questioning his supposed IQ. This tournament has shown a distinct lack of that. Sure guys make mistakes but usually on one game and not the same type of mistake over and over again.
Jones made mistakes, bad mistakes, in every game he's played. Including pure tourney (against the Finns).
Players with high IQ don't make those mistakes and struggle that much.
Jones does not move up unless he starts to show some improvement in that.
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