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August 28 2015 06:15AM
Canucks building a contender, Leafs hire old Oiler scout, Giordano gets paid, Calgary's arena talks, show Byfuglien the money, Yakupov with McDavid, jersey sponsors, team previews, free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
August 27 2015 11:27AM
The 6'1, 182 lbs centre / right winger Jack Roslovic is the second piece in our top 20 list the Winnipeg Jets received from the Evander Kane and Zach Bogosian trade.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #7.
August 26 2015 12:16PM
The Winnipeg Jets picked up the 6'2, 185 lbs, two-way centre Jansen Harkins in the second round with their third pick in the 2015 draft. Interestingly enough, many thought the Jets could target Harkins with their second first-round pick.
In our Nations Network pre-draft profile, we and our sister sites ranked Harkins 22nd overall at the draft.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #8.
August 26 2015 07:04AM
Flames fans took a sigh of relief with the resigning of captain Mark Giordano to a 6 year, 40.5 million dollar (6.75 AAV) extension, while looking over at their Jets rivals in contempt as they patiently await the re-signing of Dustin Byfuglien.
Byfuglien is coming off a contract that has had an average cap hit of 5.2 million dollars and will be looking for a raise, like most NHL players.
The Jets cannot afford to lose Dustin Byfuglien if they expect to build on last season and the current core. As Garret Hohl recently noted, the Jets are all in for a youth movement for this upcoming season and they will need Byfuglien for stability on the back end. As well, Byfuglien's offensive production of 18 goals and 27 assists would be needed for any team, but especially the Jets, who ranked 16th in goals for.
August 25 2015 04:35PM
The 6'1 goaltender Eric Comrie was drafted late in the second round by the Winnipeg Jets in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
Comrie has a tonne of upside, with the potential of becoming an above league average starter, which is why he ranks so highly in the Jets Nations Top 20 Prospects.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #9.