Why Mike Richards makes sense for the Jets, but like, as a Jim Slater upgrade

Garret Hohl
June 29 2015 12:26PM

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The Los Angeles Kings are buying out Mike Richards, which means he's now available to anyone as an unrestricted free agent.

Almost exactly a year ago, when there was discussion on the Kings using their compliance buyout on Richards, there were many discussing whether or not the Winnipeg Jets should sign Richards if he shook loose . He is from Kenora, On. after all and has both friends and family in Winnipeg. At the right price, Richards may be a plausible addition.

I responded with a resounding no, when there were others saying Richards would likely cost about 4 million in AAV.

Has anything changed? Read on past the jump.

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WIll You Play Hockey For Food?

Jeff Veillette
June 29 2015 08:00AM


The summer has quietly arrived. The weather is nice, people are looking for things to do, and unfortunately, watching hockey isn't one of their options. We've got lots of offseason stuff to talk about, but no games to watch. Of course, that's a first world problem; there are much more unfortunate things out there - such as the thousands of Canadian families who aren't able to afford to eat, especially in the months after holiday donations dry up.

Enter Five Hole For Food; an organization that aims to solve the latter via a solution for the former.

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June 29 2015 06:00AM

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The free-agent pool for 2015 lacks a complete defenseman but does offer a substantial offensive player in Mike Green. The Washington Capitals blue liner has majestic career stats that tower over most of the free agents available and he is one of the 10 best offensive producers from the 2004 entry draft. He turns 30 in October, is close to 600 NHL games in his career, and posted 45 points in 2014-15 for the Caps. What is Mike Green's actual value, and how far is that number from what he'll get? The mind boggles.

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Jets Nation Draft Recap: Winnipeg Jets pick up a tonne in upside

Garret Hohl
June 27 2015 03:26PM

It is all over, unfortunately.

The day has come to an end and every team has taken their last pick for players they want to add into their organization.

The Winnipeg Jets were thought to be possible movers-and-shakers, but instead they just sat to the side quietly, while making really, really smart picks.

Let's take a look.

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Winnipeg Jets finish the draft; Select Matteo Gennaro 203rd overall

Garret Hohl
June 27 2015 01:32PM

The Winnipeg Jets make their final selection with Matteo Gennaro of the Prince Albert Raiders with the 203 overall selection.

The former teammate of Josh Morrissey, Gennaro was ranked at 160 by ISS Hockey scouting, although was in the 200s or not ranked by all other firms.

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