JGD 83: Winnipeg Jets vs Edmonton Oilers (and others), Draft Lottery

Garret Hohl
April 30 2016 06:00AM

The Winnipeg Jets missed the playoffs in what was a tough year for Jets' fans. Despite the team not playing in April, today represents a potential dramatic change in the organizations future.

Today is draft lottery day.

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Jets Nation Podcast: Winnipeg Jets Awards Show

Cody B
April 29 2016 06:00AM

With the Winnipeg Jets season well in the rear view mirror, the guys have some fun handing out their end of year awards. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
April 29 2016 05:00AM

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Do the Wings ever consider a new GM, Nazem Kadri and his penalties, Oilers and PK Subban, Canucks draft luck, Flames year end review, Cap strapped teams, round two of playoffs, Jarome Iginla, Mark Giordano, Jake Virtanen, lots of draft talk and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Slicing and Dicing the Jets Drafts: 2014

Garret Hohl
April 28 2016 09:57AM

The season is over, the draft is coming soon, and Winnipeg Jets fans look to the future for a sign of hope.

The Jets have now taken part in five NHL Entry drafts, and typically speaking after five years you have a good idea of where a draft stands in accumulating talent. While players do not peak statistically until about 24-26, at 23 years of age we are fairly confident where Scheifele and Lowry likely end up as players versus Austen Brassard.

Let's take a look at the offensive development of the Jets draftees and accumulated prospects, turning to the Jets 2014 Draft.

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Why the Jets don't have a left-side defensive depth problem (yet)

Garret Hohl
April 27 2016 02:01PM

It does not take much digging to see the area most fans of the Winnipeg Jets view as the largest hole in their roster. A legitimate left-side top-four defender has been needed since the Ron Hainsey walked in free agency and has been requested by fans since the Atlanta Thrashers moved to Winnipeg.

You can see it with the majority of proposed Jets trades over at HFBoards, or chatter on Twitter with whom the Jets should select with their top pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Jets fans want a young left-side stud and they want it now.

But that hole may already be filled with a defender named Jacob Trouba.

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