Prospect Info: Caleb Jones

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  1. YakDavid

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    I agree with this. Though Petrovic has been pretty bad in the games he played. Manning didn't make sense at any point. Regardless of assets used. Russell came back what 3 games after the trade? A stopgap internally made way more sense than spending assets towards something that is not an upgrade. Jones has been a pleasant surprise and has been getting more minutes each game. When every defenseman is healthy he should be on the 3rd d pairing but might not be due to terrible asset management.
     
  2. fuswald

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    I'd be asking the same question myself if he didn't look like the 2nd or 3rd best dman each and every game he's played.

    There has been some reports that Jones has been gaining interest and traction as a good young defenseman around the league however. I couldn't help but think Uh Oh, when I heard that a couple of times.

    I wonder what this means for the upcoming expansion draft too, can we protect him? I think maybe Russel, and Sekera's contract come off the books also Larsson will be entering UFA, I wonder if they can agree on signing him after the expansion so they could protect Jones. Because, if they can't protect Jones we'll most likely lose him to draft expansion. That would suck.
     
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    Gonna be a really good player, eventually.
     
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    fuswald I'd Be Fired

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    Rest him for a few games. Gravel in.
     
  6. GreatKeith

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    Time to send him back and put Gravel back in.
     
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    2nd pair is too much for him right now. Ideally he replaces Manning on the 3rd pair when Klefbom comes back.
     
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    I love the treatment that some of the players get from some fans. He made mistakes against one of the top teams in the league, better send him down he's trash. Same old same old and Nurse has to go too. While they're at it ship out Leon because he's just dead weight too.
     
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    Or maybe he should be sent back because he's being miscast on this team and needs more seasoning?
     
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    I think he should be on the 3rd pairing. Being on the top pairing is to much for a rookie D.
     
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    It's too bad he only has Larsson available as his partner. Larsson hasn't been good enough at covering his mistakes, and on some nights Larsson makes more mistakes than Jones lol.
     
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    Tough game for the kid last night, but he wasn't alone. Leon had one to forget as well, so there's some good company. Against a top team we needed all systems go, with zero passengers and a healthy dose of great goaltending and luck to stand a chance. Still baffled as to why Manning drew in over Gravel. Gravel isn't a superstar, but imo, there is no comparison in ability to move the puck and make smart plays out of the zone. Perhaps the coach thought Manning would be needed for a potentially physical game. But really, the only physical thing of consequence he did all night, was to hit a 4th liner from behind with the puck nowhere near, and draw a stupid selfish game ending penalty from it. We don't have a good roster to begin with, but somehow, we still managed to muck up what we have.
     
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    For the love of god get him back in the AHL. I like Jones but he is so far from NHL ready it’s not even funny. He needs another two years in the AHL.
     
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    You can't have a noob up and not expect noobs things to occur sometimes.

    I think he's been pretty good for the most part.
     
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    What do you know, an actual good roster decision.
     
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    Its probably for the best. He should be in the AHL. No point rushing him.

    Now send Yamamoto back down and maybe even Puljujarvi.
     
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    Another 2 years in the AHL? Should probably just get rid of him then, if he’s not ready for top 4 by the time he’s 23, odds are he never will be
     
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    The fact they waived Rattie and kept Yamamoto is baffling.
     
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    Jones seems to be a guy that really works on his game. This stretch of games should give him and his brother a lot to go over in the summer.
     
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    Yeah I agree. Oilers management makes no sense.
     
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    It sure is.
     
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    Yamamoto offers nothing right now at the NHL level. He still needs another season in the minors after this one.
     
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    The only reason to keep him up is a pathetic attempt to mask issues on the wing and save jobs.

    He's not an NHLer right now.
     
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    I don't know that he needs that much, a lot can happen in one year. I would however not be banking on him to be in the top 6 next year until we see what we have with him at camp next year.
     
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    Jones' time here was awesome and somethign to be optimistic about.

    I wish he got sent down before stumbling as hard as he did but if anyone can recover, it is him.
     

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