3 in the moments before the Nashville Predators' season opener against the Blues, you might have seen a woman hurrying down the steps to take a video of the Predators' warm-up.
Even now, as Amy Jones retells the story in the living room of their handsome home perched on the edge of an exclusive golf course outside Nashville, her middle son shakes his head at the memory as though he still can't believe it happened."I didn't mean to wave.
Sidney Crosby lived with owner Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh for a number of years.
Patrick Kane lived with GM Stan Bowman in Chicago in his rookie season.
One former NHL coach noted that what sets Jones apart from lots of defensemen and certainly other young players is his confidence to not press the puck into dangerous areas.
If he's leading a rush and doesn't see an opportunity, he'll reverse the flow, curl back and wait for something better."He's been really good," Trotz added.
"If you don't have someone there to help you and guide you, you see it all the time," with athletes going broke or getting into trouble, she added.