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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#201 Bucknuck
March 03 2010, 01:44PM
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So Tambellini wakes up and looks int he mirror this morning and thinks: "which player is the cause of all the oilers woes this year? I know - it's lubo. I can get something for him."

This is a HORRIBLE trade.

Ryan is bigger and younger, but of all the moves to make - Lubo isn't one of the guys you think of when you think: changing of the guard.

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#202 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
March 03 2010, 01:44PM
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Whitney is a Gilbert Clone (at least he's usually the good Gilbert). Retarded trade.

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#204 BUCK75
March 03 2010, 01:45PM
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Apparently another trade to be completed.

I fell for the last one on Twitter...from same guy

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#205 Twiggs
March 03 2010, 01:45PM
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Tambo seriously should have gotten rid of Moreau and Staios for anything. ANYTHING. Pucks, towels, new glasses for Joey. Jeeze

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#206 GSC
March 03 2010, 01:46PM
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Ryan Whitney is garbage.

Absolutely disgusting trade.

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#207 Eric Johnson
March 03 2010, 01:46PM
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Tonight against Chicago Ethan Moreau pots the hat trick into his own net and paints an Indian head on his Jersey.

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#208 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 01:47PM
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Ok, this trade make sense now, we also got a 6th round pick. All makes sense.

I don't understand this trade?

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#209 Archaeologuy
March 03 2010, 01:47PM
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Hey, we got a 6th round pick! I take back all the things I said about Tambi. That should really balance out the deal.

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#210 Ender
March 03 2010, 01:48PM
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Vis for Whitney. I just don't get it. Trading an Olympian for a big kid.

I just don't know what to think anymore. The only thing I can figure is that Tambo got spooked with no calls and at the last minute when the phone rang, he just panicked and picked it up and started screaming 'YES!!!' into it over and over, 'PLEASE, GOD, WHATEVER YOU WANT JUST TAKE IT!!!'

This has to end his tenure here. I just can't see how he can look Katz in the eyes and say this was the only deal out there that was good for the club.

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#211 stilldrinkingthekoolaid
March 03 2010, 01:51PM
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weeps uncontrollably

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#212 Bucknuck
March 03 2010, 01:51PM
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@Ender

please God let Tambellini get fired for this one.

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#213 Nesquik
March 03 2010, 01:51PM
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@Ender

FYI- Whitney was an Olympian as well!

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#214 Homie
March 03 2010, 01:52PM
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Oilers gained over $3.5 million in cap space for next year and got Whitney, Jones, a second rounder and a sixth rounder.

Lubo was definitely the best player that got moved (also oldest and highest paid), but Whitney is a big upgrade on Grebeshkov. And Jones could be a decent third/fourth liner negating the need to sign JFJ this summer.

Not a great trade by Tambo, but not bad. Those Kevin Lowe contracts for the veterans are like golden handcuffs.

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#215 Homie
March 03 2010, 01:53PM
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@Ender

Whitney was an Olympian and played well.

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#216 Jason Gregor
March 03 2010, 01:55PM
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Expect another Oiler deal...my guess is Moreau

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#217 Reagan
March 03 2010, 01:55PM
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Sportsnet reporting Edmonton is not done yet?

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#218 leftwinger9
March 03 2010, 01:55PM
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Hang on guys, there's more coming....

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#219 Ender
March 03 2010, 01:56PM
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@Nesquik

You're right; my bad. I knew that 'Whitney' was on the American team, but I somehow just automatically equated that with Ray Whitney. Now that you make me reflect, of course that doesn't make sense since Ray is a local boy.

In any case, whether Ryan played for the Americans or not, he ain't no Lubo. This deal still stinks. But good eye, Nes.

Edit: Homie too.

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#220 Reagan
March 03 2010, 01:56PM
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My guess is Gilbert and Cogs to Boston or NYR? Wishful thinking

lol

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#221 Archaeologuy
March 03 2010, 01:57PM
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leftwinger9 wrote:

Hang on guys, there's more coming....

*braces for impact*

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#222 Lofty
March 03 2010, 01:58PM
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20 games left for the Oil.

Over or under: 3.5 wins?

I will take the under and win with a 2 game cushion.

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#223 Jamie B.
March 03 2010, 01:58PM
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So we traded 8th and 4th place Olympians for a silver medalist. ~Upgrade!~

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#224 leftwinger9
March 03 2010, 01:59PM
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In three years when the Oil are starting to contend again, we'll all be glad to have Whitney at only 30 years old. It also saves us 1.6 mil per year. Tambo will be far busier at the draft.

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#225 Bam
March 03 2010, 02:00PM
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This doesn't even make sense... Visnovsky was our best player by a long shot this year and we're only saving 1.6. I understand Whitney will probably be more useful to us by the time our rebuild is done but I feel like we should've got more, at least a higher pick.

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#226 OB1 Team Yakopov - F.S.T.N.F
March 03 2010, 02:01PM
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Reagan wrote:

My guess is Gilbert and Cogs to Boston or NYR? Wishful thinking

lol

Watch, it will be Gilbert and Cogs for Rosival.

:(

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#227 leftwinger9
March 03 2010, 02:01PM
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@Archaeologuy

Don't worry, the next one will make everyone much happier....

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#228 oilfan1980
March 03 2010, 02:02PM
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EDM Staois to Calgary for Aaron Johnson & 3rd

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#230 Reagan
March 03 2010, 02:03PM
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Staios to Calgary?

Johnson is OK

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#231 oilsuck
March 03 2010, 02:03PM
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they're STILL here!

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#232 Archaeologuy
March 03 2010, 02:03PM
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Wow. Staios a Flame. My brain hurts.

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#233 Lofty
March 03 2010, 02:04PM
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Cap Geek says that Whitney has a NTC? Did he really agree to come to Edmonton? This guy needs a psych evaluation.

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#234 Jason Gregor
March 03 2010, 02:04PM
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Staois to the Flames...WOW...for a 3rd pick and Aaron Johnson.

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#235 TigerUnderGlass
March 03 2010, 02:04PM
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Sweet, Flames stuck with Staios

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#236 Reagan
March 03 2010, 02:04PM
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You happy Ross? Have our Garbage!!!!!!!!1

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#237 Harlie
March 03 2010, 02:05PM
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good bye Steady...you've been a good warrior!

Too bad your BFF Moreau didn't follow you out the door, tho!

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#238 Reijo Ruotsalainen's wicked slapper
March 03 2010, 02:05PM
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Staois to the FLAMES!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow.

Wow.

WOW!

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#239 Homie
March 03 2010, 02:06PM
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Excellent day for Tambo. Shed more than $5 million in cap space and gained decent picks plus Ryan Whitney. Outstanding.

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#240 Scott in Grande Prairie
March 03 2010, 02:07PM
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I don't think there's anything wrong with the deal. Whitney is younger and cheaper and bigger than Visnovsky.

I liked Lubo a lot but, even if he was the Oilers' best player for much of the season, the Oilers were still the worst team in the league.

Now I"m hearing that Staois just got traded .... to Calgary!

Fire and brimstone in the sky. Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria!

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#241 Mike Krushelnyski
March 03 2010, 02:07PM
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Wow, I thought we would get a 7th rounder or something for Staios

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#242 Twiggs
March 03 2010, 02:08PM
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Should have included Moreau as a bonus for taking Staois

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#243 Petr's Jofa
March 03 2010, 02:08PM
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Tambo should be fired for trading with the Flames. I don't care if he got Iggy in return, you should never deal with those heathens. It's an unwritten rule.

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#244 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 02:09PM
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So 0-20 for the rest of the season?

This is going to suck for the rest of this year.

Thanks Stevie, you were a great Oilers and in the community.

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#245 Wanye
March 03 2010, 02:09PM
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STAIOS TO CALGARY?

*loads shot gun, gasses up war wagon*

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#246 Reagan
March 03 2010, 02:09PM
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There may be one more deal out there. Sportsnet reporting something else is coming down? No way. I'm doubtful

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#247 Hunter5
March 03 2010, 02:10PM
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Didn't Katz and Tambo say there was going to be changes? Unless there is a whole sh@t load of buyouts this summer this trade deadline has been a complete and utter joke for the Oilers. Maybe Tambo has extending his anal-ization of the team to see what needs to be changed. Maybe he's busy trying to think of a good wedding gift for Mike and Hillary or he's pre-occupied with the Arizona Police Dept. I think Tambo should be bought out, then he can join the Green Party with Laraque and live happily ever after.

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#248 Reijo Ruotsalainen's wicked slapper
March 03 2010, 02:11PM
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So...what does our d pairings look like tonight?

Gilbert-Chorney Strudwick-Peckam Arsene-Motin

It's gonna get UGLY in Chicago !!!!

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#249 TonyT
March 03 2010, 02:11PM
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Even NHL 10 won't let me trade with the Flames. I don't know what to think that isn't suicidal...

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#250 Jamie B.
March 03 2010, 02:11PM
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All I wanted for Staios was for him to get a chance with a contender. Now he's a Flame. And we still haven't traded Moreau? Eff this day.

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