Found October 18, 2013 on Oregon Sports News:
The Portland Winterhawks are trying to manage expectations after losing their top defenseman and number four overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Seth Jones, to the Nashville Predators over the offseason. The graduation of players from junior to pro hockey is one of the more bittersweet elements of the CHL system: teams are always happy to see their alumni succeed, but it does make for some turmoil within every lineups as each new season begins. The Nashville Predators are off to a 3-3 start with Jones patrolling their blueline, and are looking to prove sportsbooks wrong after being given longshot NHL Futures odds of winning it all going into the 2013-2014 season. The youngster is logging over twenty minutes a game on average playing with elite defender, Shea Weber, and he looks to be having no trouble handling the workload or the NHL-level competition. He’s already netted a goal and two assists through six games, and is currently tied with his D partner for the Preda...
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