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01-03-2013, 01:11 AM
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Originally Posted by NightBlazer View Post
Well on the Oilers he might be a second pairing guy, but not on most teams.
No need to be a jackass. It's not a debate of what teams he could make right now (and no, he wouldn't make the Oilers top 4)

Originally Posted by ed bruin View Post
Jones has the skills and athleticism/frame to be an elite D man in the league, but the old axiom that D men take longer to develop still holds true because for the most part its correct. Not only do D men have to develop mentally they have to fill out physically as well something forwards who are young could get away with. Imagine Lucic or another physical player like Perry going against Jones now. He just hasn't filled out and he has shown mental lapse and if he was in the league those short comings would be exploited, but this isn't a problem because he is still young. I just don't think he would be effective d man in the league today
The thing is, while he still has room to fill out, he's already NHL size. I'm pretty sure at 6'4, 210 lbs, he's not going to have any more of an issue against those guys than most other dmen

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