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02-04-2013, 12:26 PM
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As per @Bob_Stauffer, Ryan Jones and Ben Eager skating in non-contact practice jerseys prior to #Oilers Morning Skate

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02-04-2013, 12:35 PM
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Can't wait for Jonesy to get back in. The line-up needs some of that sweet sweet pep.

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02-04-2013, 01:01 PM
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This team's Jonesing for Jonesy.

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02-07-2013, 01:25 PM
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#Oilers Ryan Jones has ditched the bubble and is wearing a normal half visor at practice. Regular blue jersey, too.

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02-07-2013, 01:30 PM
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Does he play center?

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02-07-2013, 01:34 PM
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#Oilers Ryan Jones has ditched the bubble and is wearing a normal half visor at practice. Regular blue jersey, too.
Scratch Smyth, put in Jones?

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02-07-2013, 01:36 PM
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Jones cannot return fast enough...

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02-07-2013, 01:37 PM
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Jones cannot return fast enough...
That...and this again.

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I miss Jonesy big time. Hurry back!

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I honestly think a healthy Jones and a healthy Eager would make a huge difference in the bottom 6.

We all know what Jones brings... not everyone likes Eager but I liked what I saw from Eager in his very short ice time in his only game. They both provide energy and some speed when they play up to their abilities and that's something the team needs more of outside the top 2 lines.

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02-07-2013, 02:04 PM
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Right now the problem is its two more wingers that come in and no one to play centre..
So what would the bottom two lines look like if Jones and Eager are cleared to play?

Eager-Smyth-Jones
Hartikinen-???-Petrell



So on Sunday when Belanger returns it would be

Smyth-Belanger-Jones
Eager-???-Petrell

Even with these two coming back we still need another bottom 6 centre man... I guess you could do this:

Eager- Smyth - Jones
Hartikinen - Belagner - Petrell

But Smyth looked exposed at times late in last nights game, too much skating for him at centre..

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I honestly think a healthy Jones and a healthy Eager would make a huge difference in the bottom 6.

We all know what Jones brings... not everyone likes Eager but I liked what I saw from Eager in his very short ice time in his only game. They both provide energy and some speed when they play up to their abilities and that's something the team needs more of outside the top 2 lines.
The problem with Eager is he played all of last year tentatively, like he knew he would get hurt (IE: concussed) again. Then, after an extra-long break from the game and plenty of time to heal his head up, he goes out and plays like we had always expected him to... but gets concussed again. In his first game back.

If we see Eager again this year, I would bet that it will be the same tentative Eager from last year. And if he isn't tentative, then I would bet that he lasts no more than ten games before he's concussed again.

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02-07-2013, 02:39 PM
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Put Eager at center.

He will be a scary imposing beast a la Lindros, minus the skill. (Has some good speed!)

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Put Eager at center.

He will be a scary imposing beast a la Lindros, minus the skill. (Has some good speed!)
Well, he has the same soup brain.

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Right now the problem is its two more wingers that come in and no one to play centre..
So what would the bottom two lines look like if Jones and Eager are cleared to play?

Eager-Smyth-Jones
Hartikinen-???-Petrell



So on Sunday when Belanger returns it would be

Smyth-Belanger-Jones
Eager-???-Petrell

Even with these two coming back we still need another bottom 6 centre man... I guess you could do this:

Eager- Smyth - Jones
Hartikinen - Belagner - Petrell

But Smyth looked exposed at times late in last nights game, too much skating for him at centre..

I know Petrell has played center. Maybe just get Smytty to take the draw, and then swap to wing

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Scratch Smyth, put in Jones?
Hurts to say it, but I'd scratch Smyth when Jones is ready to return.

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02-07-2013, 03:32 PM
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My lines:

Hall - Gagner - Eberle
Jones - RNH - Hemsky
Eager - Belanger - Yak
Harti - VandeVelde/Lander - Petrell

No Smyth or MPS? all of a sudden, too many bodies...

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My lines:

Hall - Gagner - Eberle
Jones - RNH - Hemsky
Eager - Belanger - Yak
Harti - VandeVelde/Lander - Petrell

No Smyth or MPS? all of a sudden, too many bodies...
Thankfully, this will never happen.

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Thankfully, this will never happen.
I believe in putting size and sandpaper in with skill.

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I believe in watching offensive talent wilt.
Fixed.

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I believe in putting size and sandpaper in with skill.
Pat Quinn...hows the promotion been treating you?

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Jones is not JF Jacques.

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02-07-2013, 03:57 PM
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Pat Quinn...hows the promotion been treating you?
Yep. Size and grit with skill only works if it's a guy that can keep up with the skill. Jones is a great 3rd line guy who can fill in if someone goes down, but he's never going to be good enough to be a regular in the top 6

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02-07-2013, 04:03 PM
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I believe in putting size and sandpaper in with skill.
I'd agree with that if Jones or Eager were able to play like a guy like Lucic, but, otherwise, they're just wasting space with elite level talent.

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