Seth Jones or 2014 1st round pick

Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by Branden, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. Branden

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    Do you guys think Seth Jones is better than anyone in the 2014 draft? I like hearing about prospects, but the only ones I know alot about are the ones that play in the NCAA since I'm in New England.
     
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    In my opinion, Aaron Ekblad is better than him.
     
  3. GirardSpinorama

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    I would easily take Jones over anyone in the 2014 draft.
     
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    Seth Jones is an amazing skater. I think people are going to look back on the 2013 draft as the strongest top-end talent in the last 10 years. I would take Jones over anyone in the 2014 class at this point.
     
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    Jones > Ekblad
     
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    I'd want Jones unless I somehow get reinhart (I'm a homer however...) if I was a GM it would be hands down jones.
     
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    As of right now, I'd have jones. It could certainly change after we see the 14 guys in their draft year.
     
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    Seems like when those "Combine 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 to make a top 10" thread comes out, there may not be too many from 2014 included.
     
  9. ResilientBeast

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    Seth Jones was almost old enough to be selected in the 2012 draft. I'll take Ekblad, he's better then Jones in his own zone, Jones does have the offensive edge definitely though.
     
  10. Aaron Ekblad > Seth Jones.

    1st pick 2014 > Seth Jones.
     
  11. Tralfamadore

    Tralfamadore Don't Panic.

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    Is this really necessary?
     
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    It's the question of the thread?

    I'd probably take Ekblad myself.
     
  13. Branden

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    Interesting, it's basically an even split so far.
     
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    Next years prospect is always > this years prospect. No point asking for who you would prefer out of Jones and Ekblad until both are established NHLers
     
  15. arsmaster*

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    Jones is much better than Ekblad IMO.

    Not close IMO.

    Puck skills, skating, vision, anticipation, shot all favour Jones.

    Only thing favoring Ekblad for me is his physical play.

    But I'm also on record and stand by jones being the best player in the 2013 draft.
     
  16. GlassesJacketShirt

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    Jones. I like Ekblad, but in terms of sheer potential I think Jones is great. I would also, thus far, take him over Reinhart.
     
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    Jones is easily on par with anyone in the 2014 draft class at the moment. If they were the same age, I think Jones vs. Ekblad would be a tossup though.
     
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    Blows my mind when people think this is some sort of advantage. I strongly doubt being 10 months older(or whatever) is that significant. If we're talking several years, yes. Months? absolutely not.
     
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    I'll take Jones thank you very much. Ekblad looks good, but he's a manboy playing junior with no exciting offensive skill at the moment. Im not convinced he's better than Jones, nor would i take any forward over him.

    Could change by next june, but right now, Jones is a class above the 2014 group.
     
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    Jones every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
     
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    next years prospect is always better here
     
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    Jones > any 2014 Draftee
     
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    Blows my mind that you think being the oldest in an age group isn't an advantage, especially at an age when a player's body is starting to reach maturity. Look at the offensive growth Dougie Hamilton and Ty Rattie experienced after their draft year.
     
  24. arsmaster*

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    John Tavares was the oldest in his draft year. Doesn't mean he wasnt the best player.

    We're talking about Ekblad here, who has had a physical maturity advantage over even OHL competition since his rookie year.

    Late birthday is probably Equal to maturity advantage.

    And lets just put the 4 month age difference between Jones and Ekblad in their draft seasons to bed. October to February is no different than February to June.
     
  25. Sergei Shirokov

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    I'll take Jones over any of the 2014 guys.
     

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