July 23 2013 04:41AM
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Hooray! The first of the Big 3 RFAs has been signed! Twenty-five year old two-way centre Bryan Little agreed to a 5 year, $23.5M contract yesterday, narrowly avoiding his July 24th arbitration hearing. Little enjoyed a career year with the Jets in the lockout shortened 2013, scoring on pace for 55 points in 82 games while centering the top line against the opposition's best players. The cap hit of $4.7M represents the high end of what was expected for the six year veteran, and certainly the Jets paid in full for the services of the former 12th overall pick. Nevertheless, Little is an anchor in all three disciplines for the Jets, playing nearly a third of every hockey game - usually the third the Jets don't lose.
Below we'll cover the contract and the player separately.
July 22 2013 09:59PM
Yeah yeah we are a little late to the “schedule release party”. We have lives too. Sorry. It’s here now, so enjoy it for what it’s worth okay? Plus, now we aren’t clumped in with all the other schedule explosion pieces. We like to show up fashionably late some times. But yeah, without any further delay, here are some of the major points and what you need to know from the Jets 2013-14 schedule:
July 21 2013 05:06AM
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RFA Zach Redmond was re-signed to a one-year, two-way contract by the Jets yesterday that will pay him $715K in the NHL and $65K in the AHL. Redmond played in 8 games for the Jets last season before missing the rest of the season with a severed artery suffered in practice. The right-handed two-way defender had an impressive NHL debut, scoring a goal and three assists while averaging over 19 minutes of ice time while first Byfuglien and Bogosian and later Enstrom were sidelined.
Below we'll look at the contract and player separately.
July 20 2013 05:06PM
Yesterday I finally got a chance to head on over to watch the final day of the Jets Development Camp. The day mainly consisted of a 3 on 3 “tournament” that had all 42 Jets prospects on the ice at once, giving me a good chance to see who would be able to really stand out from the crowd.
The Extra Attacker: Bourne's market desirability ranking, Roster tidbits, Prospect Camp, and Schedule
July 20 2013 03:27AM
Every week or so, I have a few thoughts. This week I briefly at the new schedule and the development camp, wonder at some more roster upgrades, and try to find a silver lining in Justin Bourne rating Winnipeg the 28th best place to play in the NHL. A smattering of my synaptic output below.