“Tank” season is now in Full-Session for our winter Philly sports teams. Though I don’t think the Sixers got the hint yet. The Flyers on the other hand may have. Well, losing players left and right will help their cause.
The Flyers have lost three players for the season in a matter of a week (Briere, Coburn and Meszaros). So let it begin, “The Seth Jones Watch”
Jones, 18, is considered the top prospect in this year’s draft. He is currently playing in the Western Hockey League for the Portland Winterhawks. The “Highly-Touted“ Jones is a young Chris Pronger scouts say.
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound defenseman is the son of former NBA player Popeye “Ears” Jones. Popeye Jones is one of the oddest looking athletes of All-Time hands down.
Randy Miller of the Courier Post talked to the Flyers director of hockey operations Chris Pryor the other day about the draft and who they might be targeting. Pryor:
“Right now is such a hard time to be excited because we’re all in this to win and we’re going through a little bit of a tough time,” Pryor said. “But on a whole separate side there’s a group of players in this draft that you get excited about and if we happen to be picking in a certain place, we’re high on a small group of players.”
Pryor went on talking about Jones:
“I saw Jones play last year with the U.S. team (in the Under-18 World Championships) and this year at World Junior, and he’s got a lot of things going for him for a big man,” Pryor said. “He’s got good skills and moves extremely well. He’s been a good player at every level, and on the World Junior stage this year he elevated himself from the rest of the group as a young kid in that tournament. That tells you what kind of player he is and what he could be down the road.”
If only the Flyers didn’t suck with DEFENSEMAN.