Thread: Waived: Ryan Jones Assigned to OKC
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09-27-2013, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
It's somewhat surprising to me because Jones commented this summer that he knew he had to play more intensely and work harder.

The fact that he didn't really look good at all in camp tells me either he was just blowing smoke and took his spot for granted OR he really has regressed as a player and simply can't play up to the level he needs to be at to stick on the roster because of lack of confidence/inability to recover fully from his injury etc.

I like Jonesy but I think he really does need to take this demotion as an opportunity down in OKC to find his game again and see if he can get back to being the type of player that can be a good NHL utility forward that can be played on the 3rd/4th lines... like he did when he 1st came to the Oilers. We really haven't seen that Ryan Jones for a while.
This, exactly. The Calgary game he had some flashes but otherwise nothing.

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