June 24 2016 11:48PM
We've talked quite a bit lately on how important scoring is in determining how likely a draft pick will succeed. Scoring is a huge signal in determine which prospects will likely make it to the NHL and how high of an upside they have. Even most of the defensive players in the NHL were respectable scorers in junior.
Let's take a look at how the first round breaks down in terms of scoring.
June 24 2016 09:13PM
The Winnipeg Jets swapped early first round picks with the Philadelphia Flyers and some early round picks. The Jets gave the Flyers the #22 and #36 for the #18 and #79.
Let's take a look at how the Jets did in terms of expected value with this trade, ignoring whomever the Jets select.
June 24 2016 07:44PM
The Winnipeg Jets made a trade, swapping the 22nd and 36th overall for the 18th and 79th overall.
So, who was the player the Jets were really excited that they had to trade up for? The Jets took Logan Stanley at 18th overall.
June 24 2016 05:28PM
Despite all the rumours and whispers about the Jets moving the second overall pick or preferring the other Finn, Jesse Puljujarvi, the Winnipeg Jets select Partik Laine from Tampere, Finland.
Here's some quick notes:
June 24 2016 12:18PM
With the first round of the draft only a handful of hours away and at least a couple of trades sounding pretty likely to drop within the next 24 hours, now seems like a good time to take a surface-level look at the quality of players rumored to be available.
Domenic Galamini's excellent HERO Charts provide us a great avenue to do that. I've compiled the Primary Points Per 60 and Relative Corsi For % numbers of both the forwards and defenseman that may or not be in play. These numbers give us a good look at which players teams would be smart to go after and which players teams should avoid.