Should the Jets extend Ladd or Byfuglien: The case for Dustin Byfuglien

Garret Hohl
July 31 2015 05:09PM

The Winnipeg Jets have some crucial decisions to make on their future. The outcome from such decisions may not make or break the franchise, but the impact cannot be denied.

The Jets have their two biggest expiring contracts since the franchise move to Winnipeg.

As it currently stands, Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd enter unrestricted free agency and look to receive significant paydays July 1st, 2016. Not only do the Jets have their two biggest names at forward and defence garner raises, but their two biggest young forwards leave their entry level contracts that same summer. Skepticism surrounding the Canadian dollar and its potential impacts just add to the pile.

It's easy to see why some say the Jets are substantially unlikely to keep both Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien in the long run.

If the Jets had to keep one, which one should it be? We look at the case for choosing Dustin Byfuglien here.

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Report: Tulsa Oilers announce affiliation with Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose

Garret Hohl
July 31 2015 02:59PM

The Tulsa Oilers signed an agreement with the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose, becoming their official ECHL affiliation for the 2015-2016 season.

Last year the Jets shared their Ontario Reign affiliation with the Los Angeles Kings.

This move gives the Jets some more flexibility with their development process, which may be needed with the influx of talent graduating to pro-level hockey this year.

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Should the Jets extend Ladd or Byfuglien: The case for Andrew Ladd

Garret Hohl
July 31 2015 01:45PM

The Winnipeg Jets have some crucial decisions to make on their future. The outcome from such decisions may not make or break the franchise, but the impact cannot be denied.

The Jets have their two biggest expiring contracts since the franchise move to Winnipeg.

As it currently stands, Dustin Byfuglien and Andrew Ladd enter unrestricted free agency and look to receive significant paydays July 1st, 2016. Not only do the Jets have their two biggest names at forward and defence garner raises, but their two biggest young forwards leave their entry level contracts that same summer. Skepticism surrounding the Canadian dollar and its potential impacts just add to the pile.

It's easy to see why some say the Jets are substantially unlikely to keep both Andrew Ladd and Dustin Byfuglien in the long run.

If the Jets had to keep one, which one should it be? We look at the case for choosing Andrew Ladd here.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 31 2015 07:00AM

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Canucks shake things up, pay too much for Sutter, Leafs-Bernier Arb battle, breaking down Lamoriello's past trades, one of the Flames top prospects coming to North America, McDavid, Scrivens, free agents still available for almost free and more in this week's Roundup.

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Mason Appleton's 2014-15 Highlights | Tri-City Storm

Anthony Lenting
July 29 2015 10:36AM

The Winnipeg Jets selected Mason Appleton at 168th overall in the fifth round.

Appleton is a 6'2 forward that played for the Tri-City Storm in the USHL. As someone who played his 18-year-old season last year, Appleton was an overage draft selection that went undrafted the previous season.

Check out some of Appleton's highlights last season.

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