Thread: Waived: Ryan Jones Assigned to OKC
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09-25-2013, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Pressure View Post
He was always credited with phantom body checks by the official scorers. It was embarrassing from day 1 of his contract. Hitting in the NHL is a joke, apparently Jones who was able to glide guys into the boards or a little chicken wing push is a hit.
The guy has good speed, but he always lets up when he could be destroying guys. He never finishes his bodycheck.
Completely agreed. Jones was never a very physical player, would only show it in short spurts. He's a prime example of why the hits stat is virtually meaningless. I would say about 250 of his 270 hits that were recorded the previous 2 seasons were love taps.

What he used to be was a guy that played pretty well on the cycle and was opportunistic using some good speed (for a big guy) to create scoring chances but he lost a lot of that speed so he can't even get on the cycle anymore.
It's too bad because i was really rooting for him but he's just not good enough anymore.

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