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03-16-2013, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by BobbyClarkeFan16 View Post
So are Nurse, Ritstolainen, Pulock, Morrissey and Zadorov. There seems to be a misconception that none of the other defensemen in this draft measure up to Jones. Jones might be the top rated player in this draft, but the difference between Jones and the rest of the defensemen in this draft isn't as big as a chasm as people seem to think it is. If the Flyers end up with one of the others not named Jones, it's going to be perfectly fine.
I think there's a pretty clear consensus that the gap between Jones and the next best defenseman is massively larger than between the top two forwards--since some scouts seem to disagree on whether MacKinnon or Drouin is the best forward in the draft.

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