Future NHEhlers - February 16th, 2015

Josh W
February 16 2015 09:03AM

We are back with the third edition of Future NHEhlers where we review all the latest in news, statistics gossip and rumours of the Jets prospects who are not currently in the AHL. We are a day earlier than normal as I am currently flying around the world to return home to Canada. It's been an active week as Ehlers continues to dominate and set records, while a shake up of the prospects in the Kane trade has shipped out a former member and brought in two new ones.

Continue past the jump to read everything that went down.

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Why trading for Chris Neil would be a mistake for the Jets

Garret Hohl
February 16 2015 06:00AM

The rumour mill has been churning out grist concerning the future of Ottawa Senators' pugilist Chris Neil for quite some time now. The presumption is that the heavy forward could add to the #gritchart rating of a Western Conference contender.

Fans and media still seem to believe that Neil could be helpful on a decent team. In his most recent 30 Thoughts piece, for example, Elliotte Friedman mentions that Neil and the Winnipeg Jets would make sense as a landing spot for Neil.

We don't quite agree. Though this isn't much of an active threat since Neil was recently injured and surely won't be traded now, but still, this is bad logic and we can't resist taking some time to explain why.

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Draft Viz: Some interesting looks of the draft

Garret Hohl
February 15 2015 05:07PM

The draft is one of the most interesting places to investigate in hockey. You have predictive analytics, growth curves, game theory, opportunity costs, and many other areas of study interacting.

Sometimes I find information interesting, anecdotal or otherwise, but doesn't really pertain relatively speaking to what I'm focusing on. I recently fiddled with the draft vizualization centre (over at hockeyprospectus.com by Matt Pfeffer) and found some interesting trends.

I thought I'd share these trends:

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First Star, Worst Star: February 15, 2015

February 15 2015 03:00PM


I hope you all had a great valentines day, filled with love and and happiness, or if you're anything like me, filled with pizza and self loathing. One thing that will never let you down is First Star, Worst Star! 

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Sharkbitten: IceCaps lose against Worcester

Jeff Veillette
February 15 2015 08:03AM


A few months from now, the St. John's IceCaps might look at this game with a bit of regret. As the season progresses and a playoff spot begins to look somewhat attainable, it's games like these that will make all the difference in making possibilities into realities. Unfortunately for the Caps, they gave up two points to a team that they're looking to overtake.

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