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05-19-2013, 05:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Kue View Post
Not questioning the value of Jones, but he will not immediately come in as a top pairing defenseman on any team looking to compete. Having seen him play, and having seen him in his street clothes, he still has a huge frame to grow into before he can handle that position. Even more than a guy like Tinordi. His impact on the league will not be immediate.

A team like Colorado might throw him into that spot simply because of their current position, but under the hypothetical situation that we had the first pick and took him, IMO he would go back to Portland, or at best play bottom pairing minutes.
He's more physically ready than Doug Hamilton, should be able to play #3-4 minutes right away.

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