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07-02-2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by predfan24 View Post
Yeah it's amazing he fell to 4 especially when you consider all 3 teams in front of us needed a player like him badly. His attributes are off the chart. He seems to have good hockey sense on top of all his physical talents as well. Just goes to show at least some GM's value franchise forwards over franchise D-men and maybe they are right. You can win the SC with an elite group of forwards and just a solid group of D-men and a good goalie but none of those 3 teams have anywhere close to the D corps they need be contenders so it's puzzling.
I am good friends with a Colorado fan and we talk hockey daily. He is pissed that they passed on Jones because they need a d-man. He said the only downside is that he is right handed and they are stacked with right handed d-men right now.

Even with Jones playing the right side I still do not know how you justify in todays NHL going for another elite center over an elite d-man. You can't win the cup without defense and colorado still doesnt have one...

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