Undersized and Underrated: Chase De Leo and Nic Petan

Jacob Stoller
August 30 2016 11:03AM


Does size even matter in the NHL anymore?

In today's NHL, If a player is below 6 feet, is it really going to hinder their chances of making the team? Art Ross trophy winner Patrick  Kane is 5'11; Johnny Gauderau finished 6th in scoring in the league and he's 5'9, heck the best player in the league; Sidney Crosby, is an inch under 6 feet. If you have the skill and you can flat out play, you'll get your shot in the NHL.

The Winnipeg Jets have a pair of undersized and highly skilled forwards in Chase De Leo and Nic Petan. Each were impressive in their first pro seasons and have the potential to make lots of noise this year be it with the AHL and maybe even the NHL. While each may be well under 6 feet, the two have found a way to score at every level they have played at. While high junior hockey point totals rarely are an indicator of anything, the two translated their scoring to the pros and each's height shouldn't mean they can't become full fledged NHL regulers

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Jets Nation Prospect Profiles 2016: #5 Josh Morrissey

Garret Hohl
August 29 2016 11:12AM

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We are in the dregs of summer, so we take a critical look at the Winnipeg Jets organizational cupboards and highlight who we feel are the Jets' "Top 20 Prospects" when looking at a combination of potential and probability of positive impact for the franchise.

We continue our prospect profile to smooth skating defender, Joshua Morrissey.

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It's not a question anymore: Dustin Byfuglien is an elite defenseman

Jacob Stoller
August 27 2016 11:04AM


Remember when Dustin Byfuglien wasn't trusted on the back end?

The fluctuation from forward to defense started to become normal at times for Byfuglien during his tenure with the Jets. But the 2015-2016 season saw Byfuglien patrolling the blue line for all 81 games the defender dressed, and doing a pretty good job at that.

The Jets locked up their elite defenseman to a 5 year 38 million dollar contract this past season and prevented their number one defenseman from hitting the open market.

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Jets Nation Prospect Profiles 2016: #6 Jack Roslovic

Garret Hohl
August 26 2016 12:13PM

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We are in the dregs of summer, so we take a critical look at the Winnipeg Jets organizational cupboards and highlight who we feel are the Jets' "Top 20 Prospects" when looking at a combination of potential and probability of positive impact for the franchise.

We continue our prospect profile to Columbus native, Jack Roslovic.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 26 2016 05:00AM

ROUND-UP 

Leafs scaring off free agents, Ken Holland's worst GM moves, why Giordano still can't make the World Cup team, Jets and Oilers need Captains, grading Chiarelli to date, why fighting is still part of the game, looking at Team North America and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.

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