On Drafting Seth Jones
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07-21-2013, 02:41 PM
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Maybe why he dropped to four. People are expecting way to much right away. Lots of high drafted defensemen that get thrown in right away end up sucking due to confidence killed. Poile should sign a top four guy to one year deal and send Seth back down for a year of conditioning, why rush him? We aren't a playoff team anyways with this offense, may as well give the kid some time.
He dropped to 4 because of the 3 forwards not because of anything he did. The preds would have kept Hal Gill if they didn't think Jones was going to be in the NHL next season. He can't go to the AHL because of his age and another year in juniors wouldn't do him any good at all. You don't trust Poile and Trotz when it comes to developing defenseman? That is the one thing they are best at. It isn't like they are going to have him on the 1st pair. I doubt he even starts on the 2nd pair right away.
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