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01-07-2013, 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
Why, because of the WJC? Jones had more than his fair share of ups and downs in the tournament. It's not like he dominated across the board.

IMO the only guys in the top ten who had their stock helped by the WJC were Drouin and Lindholm. And naybe Ristolainen, if he's in your top ten.

Then again, it's all relative to how much emphasis you put on a 7 game sample size.
He had a whole lot more ups than downs. He had a bit of a shaky start but was a stud at the end, he was a force for USA. No player in the draft can dominate at both ends and potentially play 25 minutes a night like him.

It's not just about the WJHC, a lot of people had him 1st to begin with, but showing the impact he could make in big games bumps him up.

The WJHc helped Drouin's stock a bit but he was not too visible the last 2 games. macKinnon lost some points, not that he was given a big role but most scouts expected more.

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