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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#151 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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#152 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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#153 Eric Johnson
March 03 2010, 01:22PM
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Come on future considerations!!!! Pleeeaase!

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#154 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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#155 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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#156 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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#157 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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#158 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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#159 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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#160 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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#161 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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#162 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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#163 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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#164 Matt Henderson
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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#165 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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#166 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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#167 Lofty
March 03 2010, 01:30PM
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viZ for Ryan Whitney!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#177 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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#178 Harlie
March 03 2010, 01:32PM
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Vis is gone. That is crazy!

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

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

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

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#182 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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#183 TigerUnderGlass
March 03 2010, 01:33PM
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Lubo for Whitney? What the Hell??

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#185 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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#186 JRyanMac
March 03 2010, 01:33PM
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Wow. PLEASE say there's more to this!!!!

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#187 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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#188 VMR
March 03 2010, 01:34PM
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There has to be more coming back than just Whitney.

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#189 Harlie
March 03 2010, 01:35PM
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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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#190 Ender
March 03 2010, 01:35PM
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RossCreekNation 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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#191 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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#192 Heavyd
March 03 2010, 01:35PM
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Saves us 1.6 over the lenght of the contract.

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#193 Jamie B.
March 03 2010, 01:35PM
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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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#194 TigerUnderGlass
March 03 2010, 01:35PM
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Soooo....

Greene and Stoll for Whitney then?

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

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#196 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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#197 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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#198 rubbertrout
March 03 2010, 01:37PM
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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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#199 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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#200 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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