UPDATED: Oil nab F Ryan Jones off waivers

RossCreekNation
March 03 2010 10:31AM

           Ryan Jones #38 of the Nashville Predators reacts after scoring the eventual game-winning goal against goaltender Erik Ersberg #31 of the Los Angeles Kings late in the third period during the NHL game at Staples Center on March 16, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The Predators defeated the Kings 4-3.  (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Ryan Jones

After completing a trade with Nashville yesterday, the Oilers have claimed winger Ryan Jones, 26, off waivers from the Preds today.

Here's what The Hockey News has to say...

ASSETS: Plays with an all-out hustle that gets him noticed by his coaching staff. Can play either wing position. Has good size and decent offensive ability.

FLAWS: Isn't great in the defensive zone. Needs to perform with greater consistency at the highest level. Must be more disciplined and not take bad penalties.

CAREER POTENTIAL: Depth winger.

CapGeek lists Jones as a $975,000 cap hit through the end of next year.

Some quick twitter reactions...

Gregor: Grabbing Jones means the Oilers have 14 forwards...so they can move two and still have 12 for tonight...two vets for picks, makes sense?

Willis: I'm a fan of the Jones pick-up. With any luck he takes Jacques' spot in the lineup next season.

Stay tuned for more from Gregor, Brownlee & Willis. And checkout the Jean Lefebvre's liveblog over at FlamesNation for up to the minute commentary on deadline day.

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#102 Ender
March 03 2010, 01:09PM
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Wanye wrote:

How does Souray get a season ending hand injury on trade deadline day and end up in the hospital?

WHAT DID WE DO TO DERSERVE THIS?

Here's the thing; no matter what happens next season, we'll be happier than we are right now because things will be better. I mean, they'd have to be. Barring the plane going down over the Rockies, things have to be better.

[voice rises]

Right? Right?!! . . .

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#103 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 01:10PM
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What's going on in Sprinfiled.

If we called up those 2 dmen, then their is only on dmen under contract in the minors.

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#104 Harlie
March 03 2010, 01:10PM
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Eric Johnson wrote:

*Alarm goes off* Tambellini wakes up.

Tambellini: Damn it! What time is it?

Lowe: 12:59pm

Tambellini: Dude I told you I was just taking a little nap, why didn't you wake me up?!

Lowe: You're the GM!

Tambellini: Dude, WTF? Okay okay okay, we can still salvage this, lets pull the trigger on that Souray deal with New York.

Lowe: Yeah um... about that.

haha...well played!

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#105 BUCK75
March 03 2010, 01:10PM
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TSN says WSH gets Pothier as their DMan.

Guess we get Steady Steve for the rest of the year.

EDIT - I meant they got Joe Corvo for Pothier....dammit

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#106 Harlie
March 03 2010, 01:11PM
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fricken Sportsnet won't let me unsubscribe from their stupid updates! GRRRRR!

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#107 Jamie B.
March 03 2010, 01:12PM
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I feel like something really horrifying is coming ... I dunno, maybe I'd rather they make no moves than a really bad one.

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#108 Westcoastoil
March 03 2010, 01:12PM
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Holy cow has Phoenix rounded out their depth for the playoffs. Nice to see the NHL competing against the rest of the league to try recoup some $ with a playoff run .

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#109 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 01:14PM
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@Harlie

And they send you the same messages over and over again really stupid.

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#110 JorgeR
March 03 2010, 01:14PM
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Well.......

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#111 rubbertrout
March 03 2010, 01:15PM
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Jason Gregor wrote:

Jones is six feet and plays physical. He is not a waterbug like most of the Oilers, nor is he a soft 3rd liners, which they have an abudance of.

Now I'm not saying Jones is a great pick up, but when you are rebuilding you have to improve every area of your team, and the Oilers need to get grittier.

If Tambellini does nothing in the next hour, because trades always trickle in late, fans have a right to be annoyed.

Does this mean more "crust"?

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#112 Eric Johnson
March 03 2010, 01:16PM
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Chicago 10-1 tonight.

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#113 Harlie
March 03 2010, 01:16PM
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Heavyd wrote:

And they send you the same messages over and over again really stupid.

yup...all garbage nobody trades...and they send them 20 minutes after every other news outlet already has let me know...what a waste.

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#114 Westcoastoil
March 03 2010, 01:17PM
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Jamie B. wrote:

I feel like something really horrifying is coming ... I dunno, maybe I'd rather they make no moves than a really bad one.

I have that same sick feeling in my stomach...Lambi steps up to the podium: "the Oilers are pleased to announce they have acquired Wad Redden for Dustin Penner and this year's 1st round pick"

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#115 Wanye
March 03 2010, 01:17PM
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"In what is being described as a salary dump for the Oilers, they have traded Horcoff and Vishnovsky to PIT for Makin and Crosby"

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#116 Lofty
March 03 2010, 01:18PM
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Eric Johnson wrote:

Chicago 10-1 tonight.

Are you kidding?????

10-0

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#117 Petr's Jofa
March 03 2010, 01:19PM
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If the Oilersnation can send Gregor to the draft, we must be able to raise money to buy Tambellini a mobile package with unlimitted minutes and long-distance within North America. This pay-as-you-go plan and running out of minutes on deadline day was unacceptable.

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#118 Dyckster
March 03 2010, 01:19PM
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Wanye wrote:

"In what is being described as a salary dump for the Oilers, they have traded Horcoff and Vishnovsky to PIT for Makin and Crosby"

~Weblink please~

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#119 Oilchange64
March 03 2010, 01:19PM
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I still like Bob but he really sounds like he is struggling to hold back how he really feels right now.

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#120 Twiggs
March 03 2010, 01:19PM
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@Eric Johnson

we are going to score?

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#121 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 01:20PM
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@Harlie

Look at your bill after. Not sure, but I think they might charge you per text.

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#122 Jamie B.
March 03 2010, 01:20PM
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Wanye wrote:

"In what is being described as a salary dump for the Oilers, they have traded Horcoff and Vishnovsky to PIT for Makin and Crosby"

Who's Makin? Some no name. OVERPAY!!

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#123 Jaybird
March 03 2010, 01:20PM
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So far Toronto has picked up 4 draft picks and we have done nothing. WOW

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#124 Ender
March 03 2010, 01:20PM
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@Wanye

~I don't want this Makin guy. He sounds like a loser.~

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#125 Eric Johnson
March 03 2010, 01:20PM
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Lofty wrote:

Are you kidding?????

10-0

Yeah you're right, WTF was I thinking.

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#126 Harlie
March 03 2010, 01:20PM
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Jamie B. wrote:

I feel like something really horrifying is coming ... I dunno, maybe I'd rather they make no moves than a really bad one.

sounds like your wish just may come true. BOO!

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#128 rubbertrout
March 03 2010, 01:22PM
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Heavyd wrote:

I'd say a beach in Mexico.

Bob is saying Oilers will have some trades after 1pm.

Maybe he's sipping Pina Coladas with Barry Fraser.

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#129 Twiggs
March 03 2010, 01:22PM
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Wanye wrote:

"In what is being described as a salary dump for the Oilers, they have traded Horcoff and Vishnovsky to PIT for Makin and Crosby"

HA! I just about wet myself at my desk when I read that

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#130 Poo Czar
March 03 2010, 01:22PM
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To paraphrase Churchill, this season is a nut punch wrapped in an eye gouge inside an outhouse.

GOILERS!!!!

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#131 Harlie
March 03 2010, 01:22PM
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Heavyd wrote:

Look at your bill after. Not sure, but I think they might charge you per text.

good idea...i think it's the email updates...but I've been trying all morning to unsubscribe and an error comes up when I do on their crappy site...anyone else gettin this?

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#132 Eric Johnson
March 03 2010, 01:22PM
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Come on future considerations!!!! Pleeeaase!

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#133 Reagan
March 03 2010, 01:23PM
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Just heard the Oilers have something done?

Maybe its nothing! or maybe....

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#134 Lofty
March 03 2010, 01:23PM
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Eric Johnson wrote:

Yeah you're right, WTF was I thinking.

Although this Ryan Jones is a legitimate offensive threat compared to the rest of this wreck of an organization.

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#135 Eric Johnson
March 03 2010, 01:24PM
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rubbertrout wrote:

Maybe he's sipping Pina Coladas with Barry Fraser.

Maybe he's sipping Pina Coladas with Khabibulin

*fixed*

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#136 Petr's Jofa
March 03 2010, 01:24PM
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Reagan wrote:

Just heard the Oilers have something done?

Maybe its nothing! or maybe....

Does pooped the bed count as something?

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#137 Wanye
March 03 2010, 01:24PM
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Oilers doing diddly squat aside, I can't figure out why Colorado does that Wolski trade

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#138 rubbertrout
March 03 2010, 01:24PM
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Westcoastoil wrote:

Holy cow has Phoenix rounded out their depth for the playoffs. Nice to see the NHL competing against the rest of the league to try recoup some $ with a playoff run .

Wouldn't it be something for the former owner if this is the year they make a deep run? I guess if they go deep and still can't get fans in the building maybe Gary will finally pull the plug on this silly experiment.

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#139 Jamie B.
March 03 2010, 01:25PM
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Harlie wrote:

sounds like your wish just may come true. BOO!

Someone was trying to feed me a rumour of Cogs and Staios to Boston for Ryder, so ... yeah, I'd rather do nothing.

SEND EVERYONE TO THE MINORS! They have no d-men down there anyway.

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#140 BUCK75
March 03 2010, 01:25PM
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Can we just tell some guys to take the rest of the year off? Just like MTL did with Big George?

*Points at Moreau & Staios*

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#141 dragon
March 03 2010, 01:26PM
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carolina cleaned house nicely too.

see you in the summer Tambi!

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#142 Ender
March 03 2010, 01:26PM
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Spector reporting Modin to the Kings, but the deal might not have made the 3:00 deadline . . .

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#143 Jamie B.
March 03 2010, 01:27PM
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Wanye wrote:

Oilers doing diddly squat aside, I can't figure out why Colorado does that Wolski trade

Apparently he has arbitration rights and they didn't want to give him a big contract.

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#144 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 01:27PM
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@Harlie

It happened to me a couple of years ago. And they will send it to you for the next couple of days.

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#145 Archaeologuy
March 03 2010, 01:28PM
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Wanye wrote:

Oilers doing diddly squat aside, I can't figure out why Colorado does that Wolski trade

I've been trying to wrap my head around that all day. All I can guess is that they are in worse financial situation than we all thought and truly cant afford to give Wolski a raise in the summer. That's all I got.

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#146 Petr's Jofa
March 03 2010, 01:28PM
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@dragon

Toronto and Carolina are going to pose a threat to our finishing dead last.

I have to give Burke credit. I figured his pride would keep him from tanking the season while Boston held their 1st round pick, but he did what his team needed and aquired picks.

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#147 BUCK75
March 03 2010, 01:28PM
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Still some rumblings on Twitter of a trade. Not that I trust these guys, but still talking...

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#148 Lofty
March 03 2010, 01:30PM
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viZ for Ryan Whitney!!!

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#149 Eric Johnson
March 03 2010, 01:30PM
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Ryan whitney for Lubo????

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#150 Wanye
March 03 2010, 01:30PM
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Lubomir Vishnovsky to ANA for Whitney

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