August 20 2014 06:00AM
It is a deeply enjoyable coincidence that I am assigned this player preview. I might be Byfuglien's biggest fan when he plays defence, and was a staunch defender during the 'Mystery Turnovers' days. At the same time, his transition play as a forward is slow and haphazard and his defensive work from the forward position was hard to watch last season. He's a star player and difference maker for this club, and the question on everyone's mind is whether he'll be in a position to succeed.
August 18 2014 07:30AM
The biggest off-season move that Cheveldayoff made was signing the underrated Mathieu Perreault. Perreault blossomed after being dealt to the high-flying Anaheim Ducks, posting an impressive 43 points in 69 games while playing near the 12-minute mark per game. That’s impressive.
August 18 2014 12:20AM
Brett MacLean, Ben Maxwell, Antti Miettinen, Grant Clitsome, James Wright, Mike Santorelli, and Keaton Ellerby. Those are the names of players Cheveldayoff has acquired via the waiver wire, and now we get to the one who wasn’t on that list.
Anthony Peluso is the only forward still with the Jets that was plucked off the waiver wire.
August 15 2014 05:58PM
During the season, we checked in a few times on the Jets' prospects around the world. The last time was in December. I've never been accused of being a timely writer, but it's still worth checking in on how the season finished for last year's prospects and how the organization might currently see them. We'll update our prospect list before September and set some reasonable expectations for their respective seasons.
For now, let's look back at 2013/14 and think about the good and bad arrows for the would-be Jets.
Nation World HQ
August 15 2014 08:05AM
The analytics debate rages on, how much does "character" matter, player profiles, ice bucket challenge, Wayne Gretzky and more in this week’s Roundup.