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D Seth Jones - Portland Winterhawks (2013 Draft)

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11-01-2012, 12:02 PM
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That was a nice goal and he showed some good skill on that goal.

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11-07-2012, 01:20 AM
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Another good game for the kid.

1G 1A.

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11-07-2012, 02:15 AM
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He's really adjusted well to the WHL.

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Another good game for the kid.

1G 1A.
Glad to hear he is getting accumulating to the WHL pace.

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11-10-2012, 12:20 PM
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Wonder where all the 'he's off to such a slow start' people are now?

The kid is finally getting some pucks to find the net for him. Good for him, his stats don't justify just how well he's played so far this season.
I saw him play live last night in Portlands 9-5 win over the giants and expected big things from the guy I expect to go #2 in the 13 draft.

He was better than advertised IMO.

The guy was literally a man among boys and controlled the ice every time he was on it. His poise and positioning and decision making are just incredible for a draft age guy.

I love Nathan but really can see Jones making a hard push for #1 overall as he could play top minutes in the NHL right now IMO.

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11-10-2012, 04:50 PM
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I saw him play live last night in Portlands 9-5 win over the giants and expected big things from the guy I expect to go #2 in the 13 draft.

He was better than advertised IMO.

The guy was literally a man among boys and controlled the ice every time he was on it. His poise and positioning and decision making are just incredible for a draft age guy.

I love Nathan but really can see Jones making a hard push for #1 overall as he could play top minutes in the NHL right now IMO.
I was there too but I disagree that he could play top minutes in the NHL right now.

He was extremely poised and makes great decisions, but don't think he currently has that extra gear to really take control of an NHL level game.

This is something he can most definitely develop through experience, but I just don't think he's quite there YET.

I have yet to see MacKinnion, but I think it'll be hard to beat out an electric, goal-scoring centerman IMO.


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11-10-2012, 07:12 PM
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Lets not forget that Jonathan Drouin is rising...

Is Jones keeping pace ?

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11-10-2012, 07:22 PM
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Lets not forget that Jonathan Drouin is rising...

Is Jones keeping pace ?
Seth Jones will be a top 3 pick whether he puts up fantastic offensive numbers or not this season based purely on his physical tools and raw ability. His blend of size, mobility, skill and hockey IQ is that rare. His potential ceiling is through the roof and scouts will recognize that regardless if he blows them away on the scoresheet this year.

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11-10-2012, 07:36 PM
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Seth Jones will be a top 3 pick whether he puts up fantastic offensive numbers or not this season based purely on his physical tools and raw ability. His blend of size, mobility, skill and hockey IQ is that rare. His potential ceiling is through the roof and scouts will recognize that regardless if he blows them away on the scoresheet this year.
Agreed. He has the potential to be the best dman in the NHL one day, and that won't be passed up. It's hard to believe someone can be so dominant in so many different areas of the game

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11-10-2012, 07:44 PM
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He is unbelievable. I watched the game on tv last night and he is an unbelievable talent. All the little things he does is unreal(keeping a tight gap and checking the forwards well before his blue line, the way he protects the puck and makes the outlet pass in his end etc, etc) And not to mention his size, skating ability, PP ability, PK ability, offensive awareness. I think when it comes to the NHL draft, it will ultimately come down to in this case, although it's never admitted by NHL teams, but to draft on need instead of best player available. If the team with the number 1 pick is in dire NEED of a franchise dman, Jones will be #1, but if a team NEEDS a franchise forward, itll be MacKinnon. I think MacKinnon and Jones will be neck and neck all season for that number 1 spot so it will be tough to determine the best player available.

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11-10-2012, 08:29 PM
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Hard to pass up a big defenseman who can skate like the wind and quarterback a power play. Those are the types of players to need to have a winning team for a decade or two. It's worth the risk.

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A guy with his size that can skate... Wow

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11-10-2012, 09:08 PM
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I can't wait to see him at the WJC's, who's his partner in Portland ?

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Lets not forget that Jonathan Drouin is rising...

Is Jones keeping pace ?
yes Jones is keeping pace with Nathan, Druin is rising but let's slow down that HYPE train a bit shall we.

Nathan will most likely go 1st, and I would pick him there too but if a team like Edmonton picks 1st again then there is a strong case of taking Jones IMO.

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Seth Jones will be a top 3 pick whether he puts up fantastic offensive numbers or not this season based purely on his physical tools and raw ability. His blend of size, mobility, skill and hockey IQ is that rare. His potential ceiling is through the roof and scouts will recognize that regardless if he blows them away on the scoresheet this year.
He truly is the total package, in the game I saw the other team didn't even really generate a decent scoring chance while Jones was on the ice and if they had more than 1 or 2 shots when he was on I would be very surprised. (I had a great view on the Portland Blueline less than 10 rows up for their 1st and 3rd periods)

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He is unbelievable. I watched the game on tv last night and he is an unbelievable talent. All the little things he does is unreal(keeping a tight gap and checking the forwards well before his blue line, the way he protects the puck and makes the outlet pass in his end etc, etc) And not to mention his size, skating ability, PP ability, PK ability, offensive awareness. I think when it comes to the NHL draft, it will ultimately come down to in this case, although it's never admitted by NHL teams, but to draft on need instead of best player available. If the team with the number 1 pick is in dire NEED of a franchise dman, Jones will be #1, but if a team NEEDS a franchise forward, itll be MacKinnon. I think MacKinnon and Jones will be neck and neck all season for that number 1 spot so it will be tough to determine the best player available.
I agree he does all the little things as well as the big things extremely well. If anything he looked like he would do jsut enough out there at times but that extra gear and rush was there when he needed it.

His poise and decision making under pressure were the most impressive things though and that's very telling because his skill set is outstanding as well.

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11-10-2012, 11:15 PM
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Edmonton can't pick 1st 4 years in a row from what I know..

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With the 2nd overall pick the Edmonton Oilers are proud to select...

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11-11-2012, 01:15 AM
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I can't wait to see him at the WJC's, who's his partner in Portland ?
From the game I saw Tyler Wotherspoon on even strength but Derrick Pouliot on the powerplay.

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Edmonton can't pick 1st 4 years in a row from what I know..
Where did you get that? From what I gather they would have 1 ball in a lottery (if season was lost). Also, if they continue there upwards trend to 28th they still would have a good chance of landing the 1st overall pick....

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11-11-2012, 02:18 AM
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Edmonton can't pick 1st 4 years in a row from what I know..
If they use the 2005 method then the Oilers have a 1 in 50 chance of winning the first pick and then 1/47, 1/48 or 1/49 chance for second. The worst chances of all teams but still a chance. And if they do play a season then the Oilers could finish as high as 25th (80 points lately) and have a 6.2% chance of drafting second.

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Oilers need a 2nd line C way more than they need D.

But not to derail the thread;
Jones looks good. Was worried he wouldn't have the offense in the dub but it seems to be there.

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No one is going to pass over Jones because they need a 2C.

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You always go BPA. That's the rule for drafting. Most scouts believe MacKinnon will be a better player than Jones, so he'll get drafted first.

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Yeah, this guy looks like a once in a lifetime type prospect. If Edmonton picks at #2 and Jones is still there no way do they not pick him.

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You always go BPA. That's the rule for drafting. Most scouts believe MacKinnon will be a better player than Jones, so he'll get drafted first.
I've never seen it framed that way. The issue seems to be that more scouts/teams *seem* to favor a 1C over a 1D, but the comparison doesn't really go anywhere beyond that.

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Oilers need a 2nd line C way more than they need D.

But not to derail the thread;
Jones looks good. Was worried he wouldn't have the offense in the dub but it seems to be there.
The Oilers need a number 1 defenseman (Jones) a lot more than a number 2 centreman.No way they pass over Seth Jones.


It's illogical though to be talking about this since the Oilers won't be drafting high thanks to the lottery format.

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