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10-22-2013, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by utmfisher19 View Post
I've always said, it doesn't matter what your needs are, you take the best player available to you when it is your time to pick. And in this case, Jones was the best player available. Hey, 3 teams passed on the best player available.

I was THRILLED (like literally yelled inside my house) when I found out we drafted Jones and still am. I never doubted drafting him nor do I still.
Traditional wisdom states that when there's a negligible drop from player to player, drafting for need isn't a bad way to go. Case in point: the Edmonton Oilers

Taking Jones at 4 instead of Lindholm was absolutely the right move. Taking him over Barkov or Mackinnon? Maybe not.

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