Jets Nation Draft Preview: Logan Stanley could be a good player, so don't draft him

Garret Hohl
June 19 2016 08:09AM

One day and two years ago, Rhys Jessop (with some input from Josh Weissbock and Cam Lawrence) wrote one of the best prospect articles I have ever read: Jake Virtanen is Good, So Don't Draft Him. In the article Jessop discussed how fans (and ultimately the organization) were making a mistake with their willingness to pass on the better statistical player when trying to use the draft to fill team need. He also also showed the importance of statistical analysis in drafting.

There's a lot of talk out there about the Jets needing to go after a left hand defender, and there has been some I've seen pushing for the big 6'7 defender Logan Stanley.

The Jets, however, would be wise to avoid Stanley at 22 and here is why.

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Jets Nation Draft Preview: What do mock drafts predict of the Jets

Garret Hohl
June 18 2016 02:13PM

As we near June 24th, we at Jets Nation will preview the NHL Entry Draft with a look at the Winnipeg Jets' picks, the team's history, some fun potential scenarios, as well as some other related topics.

We turn our series at the media, looking at what some high-profile mock drafts predict of the Jets.

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Nation Network Prospect Profile: #4 Pierre-Luc Dubois

Ryan Biech
June 18 2016 08:00AM

The number one ranked North American skater, Pierre-Luc Dubois is ranked fourth in our consensus 2016 NHL Entry Draft Rankings.

After spending the majority of the season ranked as the second best North American skater, Dubois leapfrogged Matthew Tkachuk and took over the number one spot after a fantastic and dominant second half to his season. That second half was with Dubois playing mostly centre, instead of his natural position of LW.

There are still questions around if Dubois can make the NHL as a centre, but that shouldn't take away from the fact that the Ste.-Agathe-des-Monts native is a fantastic prospect that can take over a game.

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Jets Nation Round Table: It's The Off-season (Finally!) Edition

Cammers
June 17 2016 07:30PM

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Welcome to the Jets Nation Round Table. A lot has happened in the NHL, the Penguins won the cup, but we had some other things to discuss. For example, the Ducks hired Randy Carlyle?

Take a read and let us know what you think about Randy Carlyle, or any of the other round table questions.

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Jets Nation Draft Preview: History of the Picks

Garret Hohl
June 17 2016 04:45PM

As we near June 24th, we at Jets Nation will preview the NHL Entry Draft with a look at the Winnipeg Jets' picks, the team's history, some fun potential scenarios, as well as some other related topics.

We open our series looking at the players selected at the same spot as the Winnipeg Jets' current draft picks and discuss what these can mean for the team.

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