September 02 2014 05:20PM
When Mark Stuart signed his 4-year contract extension, there was a gasp and many eyes rolling throughout the NHL. Stuart is a solidified NHL player, but a guy that plays 5/6 pairing minutes against weak competition doesn't normally earn more than a two-year deal.
Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff made fans shudder when he stated that Stuart "is what the Winnipeg Jets are all about" and obviously looked past his inequalities.
September 02 2014 04:39PM
Jacob Trouba had fans salivating when he skated across the blue line and ripped a huge clapper past Oilers netminder Devan Dubnyk in the opening game of the season. That was only a sample of what was to come from the NHL rookie.
Nation World HQ
September 01 2014 12:00PM
This guide is an overview for the media and newcomers to the NHL's advanced (or "fancy") stats. It includes definitions of the key advanced stats concepts, plus an FAQ to clarify some of the typical inquiries about these measures. It is not to meant to be completely comprehensive; only a useful introduction to possession-based analysis.
August 29 2014 01:45PM
Arriving from Atlanta, the Jets 2.0 had limited prospect depth and not enough NHL-quality players to fill out a lineup card. The major questions facing the franchise followed from those deficiencies - where can we find more NHL-quality players, and how can we make that pipeline sustainable? For GM Kevin Cheveldayoff, the answer to both is the draft.
Last year we took a look at the Jets' organizational depth chart, sussing out the top prospects likely to make an NHL impact from the long shots and the falling suspects. Having graduated Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba from last year's crop of Blue Chip prospects while in the same year finishing last in the Central Division in both Wins and Points, there's a fair argument that the 'Cheveldayoff Method' is faulty. But with just three years on the job and the rookies making an impact, patience is still required.
Inside we'll examine who the next generation of Jets might be with an eye to both the future and the present roster. We start with the team's Top Prospects.
Nation World HQ
August 29 2014 08:05AM
NHL reportedly looking at expansion, the changing world of sports journalism, Flames expectations, comparing Justin Schultz to PK Subban and more in this weeks Roundup