Prospect Info: Caleb Jones (Re-called 12/12/18)

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  1. JayE

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    He has played a steady game and also shown that he's willing to pick his spots and jump in the play without being an idiot about it. He plays a more physical game than I realized, as well. Things looks encouraging so far.
     
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    Trade Nurse, keep Jones
     
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    Or, don't be an idiot, and keep both?
     
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    Yeah, we have tons of NHL quality D, lets trade 1 of them away!
     
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    He makes heady plays, has composure, and knows how to do the small passes that give forwards momentum to break out the defensive zone.

    I'm a fan.
     
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    Maybe his previous coaches weren't off their rocker when they compared his offence to his big bro's. Seems like once a game he eludes coverage and gets himself in the dangerous area/slot.
     
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    Very smart and composed player...an absolute joy to watch.
    The amazing thing...he has played a grand total of 8 NHL games. Blows me away. :nod:
     
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    With Jones making an immediate impact, Bear on the verge, Klefbom evolving into a #1 defenseman, cornerstone Evan Bouchard in the pipeline, and a maturing Nurse, I'm really excited about the blue-line defenders for the years to come.

    In 2 years (2020-21 season)
    Klefbom-Jones
    Nurse-Bouchard
    *Larsson-Bear/Samorukov/Persson
    *(Adam's last year of his contract, assuming he's not extended, those 3 rotate for the 3rd pairing the following season)
     
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  9. McJadeddog

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    Jones really has looked very good. Skates the puck out of danger almost more than any other dman we've had since Sekera was good 2 years ago. When Russell/Klefbom come back, I'm guessing Jones still doesn't see the AHL this year.

    Klefbom Larsson
    Nurse Russell
    Jones Petrovic/Benning
     
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    Will be interesting to see how Nurse's contract is handled. He has one more year on his bridge deal, and by the time that's up we may see Jones become a better option in our top 4 D. If this is true, packaging Nurse for an impact F may become a real option.

    We really need one more legit top 6 winger. McDavid can produce with Nuge or Drai + whichever plug (no offense) they place on that line. But the 2nd line needs help because Nuge doesn't have much help there. If neither JP or Yamo emerge as top 6 threats by the end of next season, packaging Nurse with one of them for a top 6 winger is something I strongly consider.

    That being said, if I haven't made it obvious, I feel more comfortable with Jones out there than I do with Nurse, and think he can pass Nurse on the depth chart by the end of next season.
     
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    Benning over manning?
     
  12. ohheyhemsky

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    It's important to remember that Nurse was our highest scoring D last year, and is currently leading the team right now (I know Klef is injured and was injured last season as well). He's our second point producer on the back end. I don't like the option of shipping him out until someone else shows they can take that #2 mantel at the very least.
     
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    Keep the brothas together
     
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    Klefbom-Larsson
    Nurse-Jones
    Russell-Petrovic
    Gravel/Manning

    That's actually not bad once Klef and Russell are healthy. Curious how good Sekera will be when he returns.
     
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    Bear on the verge of what? Scoring his first AHL goal of the season?
    I also wouldnt lock Bouchard to be a top 4 Dman in the NHL or be any better than prime Sekera.
     
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    Prime Sekera was a hell of a defenseman... he was arguably our best D in 2016-2017.
     
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    Yup.. and hopefully fans here should be more than fine with it.
    Some of the projections for the shiny new toys become way too extreme. With Caleb, a solid 4/5 player in his prime should be more than satisfactory. A good game here or there does not make him a top pairing potential Dman.
     
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    I'm a huge fan. He's defo passed Bear on the depth chart.
     
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    Has Jones played enough games where he will need to be protected for the expansion draft?
     
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    AHL seasons count so this would be completely unavoidable even if the Oilers were somehow insane enough to bury an effective player in the minors for another 2 seasons just because.
     
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    Yeah I don`t know to be honest. They are both terrible.
     
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    *Benning has been terrible, Manning has be fine. Fixed it for yah!
     
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    Yeah, I could buy the argument that Manning has been slightly better in a short sample size, sure. Only slightly though, and I don`t know that the sleight improvement he provides is really impactful.
     
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    He was also far worse in Chicago then Benning ever was here.
     
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    Hopefully Russel is good for Saturday's game. Would be nice to pair him with Jones; 8 games in and he's asked to lug around Petro in a top 4 role.

    Jones has the pedigree to be top pairing dman IMO. Only question was, how well could he process the game as he relied a lot on his athleticism in the lower levels. It's clear now that isn't a deficiency, but a strength in his game. It's too bad due to this organizations ineptitude we are unable to shelter and pair him with a solid veteran dman so his development could be maximized.
     
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