September 03 2015 08:27AM
Ted Wyman of the Winnipeg Sun recently opined that trading a defenceman makes sense for the Winnipeg Jets, and suggested Dustin Byfuglien be the player if they are to do so. He then says, if they do not, they should move him to forward.
And, to be honest, I do not necessarily disagree.
There are some legitimate reasons to keep Byfuglien --which we have previously discussed. There are also some legitimate reasons to trade the Big Buff as well (age, contract, Trouba).
There is not much of anything to support moving Byfuglien to forward.
Let's take a look point by point and where Wyman went wrong...
September 02 2015 11:38AM
The Jets have announced several personnel changes to their scouting department on Tuesday, including the promotion of Mark Hillier to be the club's new director of amateur scouting.
The changes are a re-shuffling, rather than a re-invention, of a scouting department responsible for putting together one of the league's top prospect groups. Read more after the jump.
September 02 2015 10:51AM
The 6'4 goaltender extraordinaire Connor Hellebuyck was not drafted in his first draft eligible season. The next year Hellebuyck took the NAHL by storm, winning goaltender of the year, rookie of the year, and nominated to the All-NAHL Team and the All-Rookie Team after posting a 0.930 save percentage.
Since then, Hellebuyck has not looked back.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #3.
September 01 2015 11:05AM
News has broken out that the Winnipeg Jets will have two invites to their NHL camp this fall.
Bill Hoppe of the Olean Times Herald wrote a piece about David Leggio entering this season without a NHL or AHL contract, but had been signed to a Professional Try Out contract with the Winnipeg Jets for their training camp.
The Kurier also posted an article from the Affiliated Press on Thomas Raffl planning to tryout for the Jets at their training camp as well (article is in German).
Let's take a look at what these two may potentially offer the Jets.
September 01 2015 09:48AM
The 6' tall, dynamic puck-moving defender Joshua Morrissey is unlike most junior graduates. Morrissey already has 28 games, over a quarter of a season, of AHL experience. He also played exceptionally well in a non-sheltered role while called up for the team.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #4.