August 12 2015 02:33PM
InGoal Magazine is one of the world's premier locations for goaltender information. While The Hockey News recently produced their own future goaltenders list, InGoal is one trusted most when it comes to the cutting edge of goaltender scouting, development, and analysis.
Greg Balloch released his top 50 goaltender prospect lists for the magazine, with all three of the Jets eligible prospects making the cut.
We highly recommend you check out the article for yourself, but here are some of our own thoughts.
August 12 2015 10:41AM
The centre turned right winger Jimmy Lodge is a player that displays a tonne of offensive skill but has struggled to score at the rates many have hoped of him.
The young playmaking forward was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets as part of their highly touted 2015 draft class, which includes the likes of seven players in our top 20 list (and two that could have been argued to be included).
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #18.
August 11 2015 11:00AM
While reviews on Kevin Cheveldayoff can be described as mixed at best, the General Manager of the Winnipeg Jets has a few accomplishments under his belt.
He's done exactly what he said he would do, and that is build on the Jets core that existed from the Atlanta Thrashers through the draft.
It was risky, but Cheveldayoff looks to be improving the Jets NHL roster while also improving the prospect cupboard.
Usually the two are considered inverses of the other. Still, the Jets set franchise records last year in their second appearance in the playoffs, all while building up one of the most competitive prospect group in the NHL.
ESPN's prospect guru Corey Pronman ranks Jets sixth (warning: paywall) in the NHL, after being seventh the year prior.
August 11 2015 10:10AM
Most experts argue that the Winnipeg Jets have one of, if not the, deepest prospect pools in the NHL.
Yet here we are talking about a seventh round pick. Not just any seventh round pick, but one from the recent 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Sami Niku is an offensively gifted left hand shot defenseman playing against grown men in Europe. He moves the puck well against top competition and has a tonne of upside.
We continue our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #19.
August 10 2015 10:28AM
Goaltenders are voodoo.
It's a saying said so often and for so long that no one seems sure of the origin anymore. With any goalie prospect, it becomes really hard to project ceiling and probability.
Still, this far back on the list the lines become hazy. There is an argument to be made to swap the order of any the late ranked prospects and some of the players that just missed.
We here at Jets Nation decided to swing for the fences and go for Jamie Phillips, a netminder going into his senior year at Michigan Tech and looking to make a run after a breakout season.
He kicks off our summer prospect profile series, checking in at #20.