The Roundup

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September 04 2015 06:45AM

RoundUp

Can the Leafs land Stamkos, trade Byfuglien or move him to forward, Giordano better with age, Brad Marchands elbow, Oilers making playoffs, projecting lineups, prospect rankings, a great scrap and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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Jets Nation Prospect Profile 2015: #2 Kyle Connor

Garret Hohl
September 03 2015 12:47PM

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The 6'1 left-winger Kyle Connor has severe speed, and then some. He's also been one of the most dominant players the USHL has seen.

The Jets future looks very fast on the wings, with Nikolaj Ehlers and Kyle Connor.

We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #2.

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Ted Wyman opines to trade Dustin Byfuglien or move to forward, uses terrible evidence

Garret Hohl
September 03 2015 08:27AM

Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun recently opined that trading a defenceman makes sense for the Winnipeg Jets, and suggested Dustin Byfuglien be the player if they are to do so. He then says, if they do not, they should move him to forward.

And, to be honest, I do not necessarily disagree.

There are some legitimate reasons to keep Byfuglien --which we have previously discussed. There are also some legitimate reasons to trade the Big Buff as well (age, contract, Trouba).

There is not much of anything to support moving Byfuglien to forward.

Let's take a look point by point and where Wyman went wrong...

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Winnipeg Jets shake up their scouting department

Mack
September 02 2015 11:38AM

The Jets have announced several personnel changes to their scouting department on Tuesday, including the promotion of Mark Hillier to be the club's new director of amateur scouting.

The changes are a re-shuffling, rather than a re-invention, of a scouting department responsible for putting together one of the league's top prospect groups. Read more after the jump.

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Jets Nation Prospect Profile 2015: #3 Connor Hellebuyck

Garret Hohl
September 02 2015 10:51AM

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The 6'4 goaltender extraordinaire Connor Hellebuyck was not drafted in his first draft eligible season. The next year Hellebuyck took the NAHL by storm, winning goaltender of the year, rookie of the year, and nominated to the All-NAHL Team and the All-Rookie Team after posting a 0.930 save percentage.

Since then, Hellebuyck has not looked back. 

We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #3.

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