Slicing and Dicing the Jets: Where did the Jets special teams go wrong?

Garret Hohl
June 02 2016 12:08PM

The Winnipeg Jets missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons since the move to Manitoba, and the 14th time over 16 seasons over franchise history. The season does not end for us though at Jets Nation.

Welcome to our series where we take an analytical approach, dissecting what went wrong with the Jets 2015-2016 season and how to improve the team for next year.

This time for our series, we look at the Jets performance for special teams..

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #20 Alex DeBrincat

J.D. Burke
June 02 2016 08:00AM

Alex DeBrincat has 205 points in 128 games over his last two seasons. That type of production is usually synonymous with first overall talent, yet DeBrincat checks in as the 20th ranked prospect in our consensus rankings.

There is definitely an element of size bias at work here. DeBrincat's 5'7" frame (which likely checks out closer to 5'5" or 5'6") is enough to concern even the most progressive talent evaluators. Similarly, deciphering DeBrincat's production and ability within the context that he's played alongside two of the top OHL talents these last two seasons is a difficult exercise.

All those mitigating factors considered DeBrincat is still an immensely gifted offensive prospect well worth the price of admission -- cost dependant. He's an excellent goal scorer, as his back-to-back-to-back 50-plus goal seasons will attest and his playmaking doesn't lag far behind. Let's unpack the polarizing, diminutive forward on the other side of the jump.

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Grant Clitsome "proud to retire a Jet"

Jacob Stoller
June 01 2016 03:49PM

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Grant Clitsome announced his retirement today due to lingering injuries that kept him out for the entire 2015-2016 season.  

"It's tough when something unexpected, and out of your control, suddenly ends your career." Clitsome said. "Despite the circumstances,  am very grateful to have had the opportunity to fulfil my childhood dream and play in the NHL."

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WWYDW: Draft Do Over

June 01 2016 03:35PM

Welcome to this week's version of What Would You Do Wednesday where you are asked a question and debate among yourselves what the answer is. Unfortunately, the only prize you will receive will be the most Twitter mentions.  

For this week's What Would You Do Wednesday, I am posing the question, If you could re-draft one of Kevin Cheveldayoff's first round selections, who and why?

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Winnipeg Jets sign Nelson Nogier to ELC

Garret Hohl
June 01 2016 12:50PM

The Winnipeg Jets have signed Nelson Nogier to a three-year Entry Level Contract.

Nogier, a right-shot, defense-first defender, was selected 101st overall in the fourth round by the Jets in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Had the Jets not signed Nogier to an ELC, Nogier would have re-entered the draft for 2016.

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