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02-13-2013, 11:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Foppa2118 View Post
Well I knew that much about his dad, and the Sakic connection. From everything I've seen though, he's maybe the last kid in the draft I'd have concerns about from a fitness and dedication standpoint. Seems very driven, and knows how important off ice work is to being a professional. Maybe he took a good lesson from his dad's faults? Wouldn't be the first.

After all, his dad wanted him to play basketball or baseball, and he wanted nothing to do with it. Doesn't sound like he takes after, or wants to be too much like his pops.

Definitely not debating the kid's work ethic...I couldn't debate it because I honestly don't know Seth Jones at all - only what I've read in this thread, and he sounds solid fitness wise. All I'm saying is that I hope it doesn't become a genetic issue - i.e, some weight issue that is out of his control. I just think from a genetic standpoint he may possibly be susceptible to excessive weight gain in his career. Maybe it won't be an issue or maybe it will. His father battled with it his entire career - I'm sure Popeye didn't choose being fat over being paid millions in the NBA. It just gives me a little bit of reservation about drafting the kid.

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