Player Preview: Jim Slater

Trin Potratz
August 12 2014 12:52PM

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Jim Slater has been with the franchise since the Atlanta days after being drafted with the final pick in the first round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Slater never became a perennial point producer as an NHLer and instead reinvented himself as a defensive specialist.

Slater has had injury issues for the past two seasons, playing only 53 games and scoring an alarmingly low two goals and two assists over that time. For that kind of production, Slater’s $1.6 million contract looks like yet another questionable contract on the Jets payroll.

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Opening Night 2014: The Lineup Card

Kevin McCartney
August 11 2014 04:09PM

We recently took a look at the Jets' depth chart, only to have the team add some bodies. Player previews will continue throughout the month, but the biggest question is always ice time and linemates. Inside we'll look at a likely lineup for opening night and look back to years past for comparison. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 08 2014 08:05AM

The Leafs are over the cap, the Oilers hire stats guy Tyler Dellow, Alabama hates Vancouver, who makes the Flames and more in this week's Roundup.

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Player Preview: Eric Tangradi

Trin Potratz
August 08 2014 07:42AM

There once was a time when Eric Tangradi was pegged to be an up-and-coming power forward in the NHL who could one day score a ton of goals. There’s a reason a 2nd round pick was used on the player.

Tangradi managed to find the scoreboard quite a bit in the OHL with the Belleville Bulls, and after being dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins along with Chris Kunitz from the Anaheim Ducks for Ryan Whitney (wow, nice deal there Anaheim!) Tangradi scored decent numbers with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in the AHL.

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Player Preview: Chris Thorburn

Trin Potratz
August 05 2014 12:36PM

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When the Jets re-upped Chris Thorburn’s contract to ensure he would remain a Jet for another three years with a substantial raise, a lot of eyebrows were also raised.

Thorburn has been called a ‘character guy’ and ‘a real team player’, but his on-ice performance and usefulness is falling quite drastically.

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