UPDATED: Oil nab F Ryan Jones off waivers

RCN
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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#152 Matt Henderson
March 03 2010, 01:31PM
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Visnovsky for Whitney!!

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#153 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 01:31PM
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Lubo for whitney out of Ananhiem

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#154 Tracie
March 03 2010, 01:31PM
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Vishnovsky for Ryan Whitney?????????

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#155 Crash
March 03 2010, 01:31PM
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Vishnovsky for Ryan Whitney on TSN

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#156 Jamie B.
March 03 2010, 01:31PM
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Oh, shiiii- Lubo to the Ducks?

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#157 BUCK75
March 03 2010, 01:31PM
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Ryan Whitney for Lubo?

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#158 rubbertrout
March 03 2010, 01:31PM
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Fan 960 says Lubo for Ryan Whitney

How much did K-Lowe give up for Lubo? A ton. He's the best D-man we have and I think we have been shortchaged a bit here.

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#159 Harlie
March 03 2010, 01:32PM
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Vis is gone. That is crazy!

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#160 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 01:32PM
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What does this do for us?

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#161 Poo Czar
March 03 2010, 01:32PM
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Oh good God it CAN get worse!

*re-loads shotgun*

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#162 Mike Modano's Dog
March 03 2010, 01:32PM
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Vishnovsky to Anaheim for Ryan Whitney!

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#163 Ender
March 03 2010, 01:32PM
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Alberts goes to the Canucks. Carolina really cleaned house.

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#164 Westcoastoil
March 03 2010, 01:32PM
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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.

Viz for Ryan Whitney!!

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#165 TigerUnderGlass
March 03 2010, 01:33PM
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Lubo for Whitney? What the Hell??

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#167 Tracie
March 03 2010, 01:33PM
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Ok, seriously...why can't we trade the guys we need to trade - Moreau, Pisani, Staios??? We trade Vishnovsky??? If this doesn't help the DFF, i don't know what the hell will!

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#168 JRyanMac
March 03 2010, 01:33PM
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Wow. PLEASE say there's more to this!!!!

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#169 DK0
March 03 2010, 01:33PM
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LUBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! *places head behind Poo Czar's so we don't have to waste any shells*

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#170 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 01:34PM
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Still doesn't make sense why we called up those 2 dmen.

And are you surprised that Lubo waived his no trade clause?

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#171 VMR
March 03 2010, 01:34PM
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There has to be more coming back than just Whitney.

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#172 Harlie
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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.

looks like your spidey senses were working based on the Vis trade.

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#173 Matt Henderson
March 03 2010, 01:35PM
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Tambi gets fired before the End of the season?

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#174 Ender
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RCN wrote:

Visnovsky to Ducks for Ryan Whitney... as per TSN

Please say you're just kidding . . .

Seriously, what do you need to say that? I'll get it . . .

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#175 Crash
March 03 2010, 01:35PM
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Ryan Whitney, bigger d-man and 6 yrs younger...this may not be that bad

Still don't understand why they called up two d-men though

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#176 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 01:35PM
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Saves us 1.6 over the lenght of the contract.

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#177 Jamie B.
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Tracie wrote:

Ok, seriously...why can't we trade the guys we need to trade - Moreau, Pisani, Staios??? We trade Vishnovsky??? If this doesn't help the DFF, i don't know what the hell will!

Because no one wants those guys.

Just please tell me Ryan Whitney isn't the next version of Joni Pitkanen.

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#178 TigerUnderGlass
March 03 2010, 01:35PM
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Soooo....

Greene and Stoll for Whitney then?

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#179 Wanye
March 03 2010, 01:36PM
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Get ready for the worst finish to the season you can imagine with no Grebs, no Souray, no Lubo

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#180 Harlie
March 03 2010, 01:36PM
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with Lubo gone the Oiler's are gonna be folding faster than Superman on laundry day!

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#181 BUCK75
March 03 2010, 01:36PM
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Save 1.5mm on the contract...

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#182 stilldrinkingthekoolaid
March 03 2010, 01:36PM
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The other GM's must have found looking at the Oilers like visiting Liquidation World, Stuff looks okay till you look closer and then see all the cracks, chips, missing parts etc.....

Tambo coouldn't make a move because he had nothing to sell

*edit*

Wait!, what up there on the back shelf......

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#183 Twiggs
March 03 2010, 01:36PM
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Isn't that trade pretty much a wash? Why trade someone with talent? Odd move.

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#184 rubbertrout
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Matt Henderson wrote:

Tambi gets fired before the End of the season?

Tambi gets fired before the end of the day.

*fixed

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#185 Jamie B.
March 03 2010, 01:37PM
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How pissed is Sheldon Souray right now? He would have killed to go to Anaheim.

Good, serves you right for breaking your hand, dumbass. Too bad it screws us too.

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#186 Lofty
March 03 2010, 01:38PM
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For Lubo he should have been able to get rid of Moreau or Nillson with him.

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#187 Harlie
March 03 2010, 01:38PM
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right about now I wish I was in Paradise Hills Arizona crushin Vodka's and 1 wine with Khabi, cuz today royally sucks now that our only dependable build-aroundable D-man is gone!

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#188 Reagan
March 03 2010, 01:38PM
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The one player I didn't want moved, and he gets moved...

By Vis

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#189 Heavyd
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Moreau got traded right?

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#190 Sportsnut
March 03 2010, 01:39PM
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@RCN

Why???? Whitney is an overpaid D at $4,000,000/year. Lubo was $5,600,000/year but is a far superior D. On top of it Whitney is under contract to 12/13. I don't see this as an improvement in our situation

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#191 H
March 03 2010, 01:40PM
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Whitney is decent, but I dont like this at all

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#192 17
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Why Lubo??? whyyyyyyyyyy

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#193 The Pestival
March 03 2010, 01:41PM
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Seems crackheads CAN get a job after all...GM of the Oilers!!!

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#194 Heavyd
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@Sportsnut

Bigger and Younger, this is the only reason I can see for this trade.

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#195 Reagan
March 03 2010, 01:42PM
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Not sure. A tentative deal was in place for Moreau about an hour ago. I haven't heard anything?

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#196 Jaybird
March 03 2010, 01:42PM
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Anyone know contract info on this Whitney idiot. How long? how much?

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#197 VMR
March 03 2010, 01:42PM
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So who's rated number 1 overall in next years draft?

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#198 superkk
March 03 2010, 01:42PM
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How does Tambo still have a job right now???

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#199 Ender
March 03 2010, 01:42PM
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Does Tambellini know something about the 2011 draft that we don't? Didn't someone remember to send him the memo that we only needed to be bad until the end of April THIS year? Someone sent him that memo, right? Guys?

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#200 Jamie B.
March 03 2010, 01:43PM
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Literally the ONLY guy on the team they HAD to trade is Moreau. That better happen.

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