February 25 2013 09:47AM
Regular readers will know that I tend to focus on windows of opportunity and the draft, one of the reasons I’m such a big fan of Jay Feaster’s work in Calgary (tongue planted firmly in cheek).
Looking over the Jets situation this season, I think they have the opportunity to do something this year that could drastically change their team for the better. I’m not entirely certain if it means buying or selling, but there is an opportunity ahead with this deep draft year and the Jets having accumulated so many picks.
February 24 2013 10:51AM
After the jump: the Nation Network turns five, predicting the end-of-season standings, talking about dirty hits and franchise-defining trades, and lots more good stuff from the past week.
February 22 2013 04:08PM
Remember how wonderful things were looking on the blue line about a week ago? Zach Bogosian was back, Byfuglien was healthy, Redmond was looking spectacular, and it looked like the Jets had pieces to move in their search for another man up front.
Flash forward a mere 7 days and suddenly the Jets have turned to Julian Melchiori for backup as the injury bug has invaded the Winnipeg locker room.
February 19 2013 04:45PM
Now, I am in no means writing off the Jets of this season. Not in the least. I still fully expect a Cup run - and victory - over the Canucks. I can see Bryan Little and Dustin Byfuglien sharing the Conn Smythe - a first! - in late June, on home ice in Game 6, because, let's face it, they won't have home ice advantage. The headlines will read "Giant effort from Little", "Big Shift Dustin time for Byfuglien" and "Jets soar to Cup Win, Pigs remain flightless; Vancouver Riots again". Or something like that. Whatever the headlines, know they will contain puns.
February 19 2013 11:45AM
We've run a few of these recently and there seemed to be some interest, so Draft Street has set up another Nations Freeroll contest for this week.
Here's a run-down of the rules for those who are unfamiliar: