Hellebuyck: Jets' Goalie Of The Future

Jeremy Wiebe
October 05 2015 09:00AM

The goaltender position can be a tricky one to predict. Patrick Roy and Ed Belfour were relative unknowns and entered the NHL with little to no fanfare. Both are now in the Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, Jimmy Waite and Justin Pogge entered the NHL with considerable hype after spectacular performances at the World Junior Hockey Championships. Both never found their stride and are only remembered for their junior success.

It is why I say this with some trepidation but I'm going out on a limb. Connor Hellebuyck is the goalie of the future for the Winnipeg Jets.

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Report: Jets looking to move extra defender to make room for Nicks

Garret Hohl
October 05 2015 08:31AM

Bob McKenzie reported that the Winnipeg Jets are looking to move a defender in a trade before trying to push one through waivers.

What does this mean for the Jets moving forward?

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By The Numbers: Jet performance in the preseason

Garret Hohl
October 05 2015 06:55AM

It is only preseason hockey.

The score has no impact on on the standings. Linemates and opposition can vary anywhere between junior to NHL calibre. Some players are fighting for jobs or to make an impression, while others are just trying to get their legs and timing ready for the show.

The huge difference in potential environments makes any analysis from numbers needing more than just a grain of salt.

However, the numbers are not meaningless either, so let's take a look at the shot metrics for the Winnipeg Jets preseason players.

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Jets Nation Recap: Jets Burn Past Flames Again 3-2

Art Middleton
October 03 2015 10:59PM

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It started off rough - both the preseason and tonight's game itself - but the Jets closed out the 2015 preseason by winning their third in a row and second in as many games over the Calgary Flames by a 3-2 score.

The game wasn't without a few moments of drama.

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Prospect Vids: Michael Spacek off to a hot start in Red Deer

Anthony Lenting
October 03 2015 04:36PM

Michael Spacek was drafted 47th overall in the CHL Import Draft over the past summer by the Red Deer Rebels in a push to cement their roster as the 2016 Memorial Cup hosting team. Thus far, Spacek has led the Rebels to a 3-0 record as well as becoming the leading scorer with 7 points (4G, 3A) in 3 games, which also places him second in WHL scoring.

Spacek has been quick to show off both his shifty playmaking skills and goalscoring ability, and has been lighting up the WHL alongside teammate Ivan Nikolishin who plays with Spacek on the power play.

See below the jump for videos of Spacek in action.

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