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September 25 2015 06:45AM
Maybe Phil Kessel was the problem in Toronto, Leafs new radical approach to team building, Higgins breaks foot in Van, the Flames predict the Canucks season, Mark Girodano, Darnell Nurse, Connor McDavid, fantasy hockey help, a beauty scrap and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Draftkings
September 24 2015 01:22PM
The Jets website announced that the Winnipeg Jets have re-assigned eleven players from training camp.
The eleven cut brings down the Jets training camp roster from 55 to 44 (43 after excluding Grant Clitsome). Eight of the players move from the NHL to the AHL, while three were sent back to their Canadian major junior team.
September 24 2015 11:23AM
After a two-season hiatus in the Russian KHL when Alexander Burmistrov exercised his legal right as a free agent, the young centre has returned to the Winnipeg Jets for the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons.
At an average salary value of 1.55 million dollars, this was generally thought of as a positive move. Burmistrov was highly regarded for his defensive acumen at a young age and highly effective penalty killing.
Burmistrov was also fairly well regarded in his ability to improve shot-metrics and post a strong Corsi rating; however, he struggled to score points.
Does this struggle mean that Corsi over values Burmistrov?
September 24 2015 07:19AM
As the NHL preseason rolls on, we slowly get to see what rosters will look like as new players are brought in through trades, free agent signings, or NHL ready prospects. General managers are continually looking for ways to improve their team during this time and as a result, we hear about trade rumours.
One such rumour
regarding the Winnipeg Jets popped up in Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts. Thought number six reads, “Word is
Winnipeg was another team taking a long look at Kris Versteeg. Not
exactly sure what would go back the other way, but it wouldn’t be a
surprise if something creative like injured Grant Clitsome’s
contract was part of the conversation.”
Instead of being
traded to the Jets, the Carolina Hurricanes ended up trading for the
September 23 2015 11:49PM
After all was said and done, that didn't turn out as bad as many of us thought it would.
Despite icing a lineup that - save for one forward line and one defensive pair - was laced with AHL level talent at best, and facing an Oilers lineup that was 75% of their expected NHL roster the Jets did relatively well.