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06-19-2013, 11:32 AM
Habs Icing
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
Why would Jones not be an elite d-man? His tools are as good as any d-man in the draft in recent memory, plus he has good bloodlines in that his father played in the NBA, so the pro lifestyle won't be a big shock to him. He is like a 6'4" and more polished version of Subban at 18.
Except for the bloodline comment, I heard the same stuff about Eric & Jack Johnson, Boumeister, Jovanowski and a dozen other d-men. They all turned out excellent d-men but not one was elite. And my gut feeling is Jones will fall into that group. MacKinnon will be elite and so will Drouin. These two - especially MacKinnon - are difference makers. i don't see Jones that way.

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