Looking at players ranked by Pronman around Jets' draft picks

Garret Hohl
May 06 2015 12:36PM

The Winnipeg Jets have traded their hockey gear for golf clubs with the season's end. With the end of the playoffs for the Jets comes a look to the future, like the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The Jets first three selections are looking more and more like they will be the 17th, 24th, and 47th picks.

Corey Pronman released his Top 100 Prospects for the 2015 Draft. If you have the cash (it is for ESPN insiders only), I highly suggest you check it out. For me, Pronman's work on draft and prospects has made having an insider account worth it. (No, I don't receive commission)

Looking at prospects is one of my favourite parts of hockey.

Let's take a look at which players Pronman rates closest to the Jets selections.

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The Similarities of Adam Lowry and Alexander Burmistrov at Even Strength

Garret Hohl
May 05 2015 10:16AM

I have taken the last few days to scrape, pull, and parse some data in preparation for Jets Nations' season review and also prospect series.

While doing so, I have noted an extremely odd similarity between Alexander Burmistrov and Adam Lowry in their on-ice impact.

It is not abnormal for two players to perform similarly, but it is interesting due to the difference in perception of performance by the audible general masses (at least over social media).

Let's take a look at the similarity while also introducing a few of the numbers we will be using in our end of season player evaluations.

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Andrew Ladd in elite company for Mark Messier Leadership Award

Angelo Montilla
May 05 2015 09:51AM

Any time you're mentioned in the same breath as Mark Messier, you know you're in good company.

That's the case for Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd, who is one of three finalists announced for the Mark Messier Leadership Award. Ladd is nominated alongside Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks and Ryan Getzlaf of the Anaheim Ducks.

Let's take a look after the jump.

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Winnipeg Jets Announce the Manitoba Moose as AHL Affiliate

Garret Hohl
May 04 2015 10:35AM

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The Winnipeg Jets have announced the name and logo of their new AHL affiliate as the Manitoba Moose.

The design is the same as the older AHL franchise that played out of the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, but with an updated colour scheme matching the current Winnipeg Jets palette.

There were a few other announcements as well on the new team. Click past the "read more" jump for further details.

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Nation Drafts 2015 charity playoff pool update

Thomas Drance
May 02 2015 12:35PM

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The Nation Network isn't accustomed to playoff success. What else do you expect from a blog network based out of Edmonton?

We're experts in the draft lottery though, and we know a thing or two about playoff pools - particularly the Nation Drafts charity playoff pool that we run annually. With the second round of the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs already in full swing, let's take a moment, look back at round one, and check out the progress that the Nation Network's poolies are making in the competition! 

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