Jets Draft: Josh Morrissey at 13th Overall

Kevin McCartney
June 30 2013 02:49PM

Josh Morrissey, D, Prince Albert Raiders

  • 6', 186lbs
  • Left Handed
  • 70GP 15-32-47 (+14)
  • Good-Better-Best Comps: Andrew McDonald - Jonas Brodin - Tobias Enstrom

With 13th overall, the Jets decided to reach again this year, taking offense-first defenceman Josh Morrissey. Kevin Cheveldayoff has shown his desire for mobility on the back end, but given the strong need for impact players in the near future, and the need for young skilled forwards throughout the lineup, the under-developed rearguard has to be considered a strange decision.

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The Future is Now: Draft Day in Jets Nation

Kevin McCartney
June 30 2013 12:04PM

 

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Short of running down the clock and letting their pick slide past, Kevin Cheveldayoff and Head Scout Marcel Comeau will be required to do something of note today. Patience has been the buzz word of this management team, 'build from within' its favoured mantra. Today, with 6 picks inside the first 3 rounds of a deep draft, the Jets are an hour away from a critical moment in the future of the franchise.

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The Extra Attacker: Random Thoughts on the Jets

Kevin McCartney
June 27 2013 04:35PM

 

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Every week or two, I have a few thoughts. Most of the league – save the Jets – have started to make off-season moves in anticipation of the draft on Sunday. Trades, buyouts, and rumours galore in this edition of the Extra Attacker. Below is a smattering of my synaptic output.

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Chevy Speaks!: Jets Press Conference

Travis Hrubeniuk
June 25 2013 08:09AM

                         
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Monday afternoon the silent lands that have been the MTS Center awoke, as Kevin Cheveldayoff took to the podium to announce a contract extension for head coach Claude Noel and face a plethora of questions from the rather tame Winnipeg media. I finally got a chance to watch a chunk of the press conference, and here are some of the major points I managed to pull out of it:

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Jets Free Agents Judgement Day

Brett Martin
June 25 2013 12:07AM

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Yeah I know the Draft is coming up. But I don't feel like writing a prospect preview on this muggy night. Maybe it's the heat, but I already previewed Max Domi, and that's the guy I want them to select IF they don't trade up a few spots. I feel like it's disloyal to write about other prospects now. I made my choice, and no Curtis Lazar, Rasmus Ristolainen, or Ryan Pulock can change my mind. 

Trades are happening elsewhere, but when it comes to deals involving the Jets, good luck finding something to write about. Supermoons are more common than a Kevin Cheveldayoff blockbuster. The biggest deal Cheveldayoff ever made probably had something to do with excitement over beige pants and the percentage-off he got them for. The guy is dull. Can the Jets hire Rob Ford so we can some action around here, please? 

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But one of these days, the levy will break, and news will spill from the Jets office. With just 12 players under NHL contract for next season - 2 of whom are Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba - the Jets will at some point have to sign enough players to in order to put a full team on the Ice. Something will happen. 

And with that, both an article and a template came to mind.  Here it is - a look at the Jets in-house Free Agent picture. 

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