Jun. 21, 2022
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>A_K</b></div><div>Not an easy question to answer tbh. Every team will be making their cuts out of camp so it's not really a time that GMs are trying to make external additions. I guess if someone really saw something they loved, they'd pay a later pick, like outside of the top-90, but most teams have players of this caliber in their systems that deserve a look anyways. For example, the Blues have to get Tyler Tucker and Scott Perunovich some ice time, they can't be spending picks on other team's guys. If he gets grabbed off waivers, is it really significant loss to the Rangers?</div></div>
I am not making a comment on the fit with the Blues. Jones is NHL ready having played 1LD and at a high level in the AHL and also some NHL experience. His worth is that he can step in right away, the Rangers will not just let him go to waivers, a likely trade would be a swap for another regarded prospect that is blocked on their team. He will be in a camp battle for 3LD and PP2 QB, but given Gus' experience and having played for Lavi, Gus will probably win the 3LD position. If Jones shows out in camp or in the early season, a 2nd rounder could be in order, but he could also win the position which is preferable to the Rangers. if Jones can take hold of the position, then it will be a one-year no-risk insurance deal with Gus.