WWYDW: What to Do With the 2nd First Round Pick

Cammers
May 18 2016 08:00AM

Welcome to this week's version of What Would You Do Wednesday where you are asked a question and debate among yourselves what the answer is. Unfortunately, the only prize you will receive will be the most Twitter mentions.  

This week we ask what you would do with the 22nd overall pick.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #35 Brett Howden

Cammers
May 18 2016 07:00AM

 

The 18-year-old centre Brett Howden of the Moose Jaw Warriors checks in at 35th on the Nation Network prospect rankings. Howden brings a 200-foot game to the table and has exceptional play-making abilities to boot.

Take a look and see what the 2016 eligible draftee has to offer.

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Jets Have Assets To Land LHD They Need

Jacob Stoller
May 18 2016 06:00AM

The Jets need for a true left-handed defensemen has became increasingly evident over the last few years. With Jacob Trouba playing on his off wing far too often and with the abilities of Toby Enstrom deteriorating, it's clear that the Jets need to make an upgrade on their left side defense. 

While Kevin Cheveldayoff may not be the most active of general managers on the trade market, he has lots to play around with if he desires to explore a deal for a defenseman. Drafting and developing has been the blueprint of this franchise since day one. While sticking to that plan, the Jets have acquired loads of assets that have assembled one of the leagues best prospect groups. 

The reality is, the Jets can't hold on to all of there prospects. There isn't enough spots for all the youngsters to crack the roster and because of that certain prospects could become expandable. Winnipeg has a flurry of draft picks, prospects and other valuable pieces that they could use to muster up a package to land a left handed defenseman. 

Obviously, you can never have enough prospects and picks. But with the Jets roster looking to be much more competitive next year, they'll be looking to take a step forward. Before that can happen, they'll have to figure out what to do on the left side of the blue line.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #36 Kale Clague

Cammers
May 17 2016 08:00AM

Kale Clague comes in at #36 on the Nation Network's top 60 2016 draft eligible prospects. Playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings, Clague is hailed as a two-way defenseman with a high level of skill and good ability to skate. 

Let's take a look at what he brings to the table.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #37 Sam Steel

Ryan Biech
May 16 2016 08:00AM

A player who has been flirting with first-round bona fides, but ultimately comes in as 37th overall ranked player in our consensus rankings, is Edmonton native and Regina Pats centre Sam Steel.

Regarded as a smaller and shiftier centre, who possesses elite playmaking abilities and hockey sense. If Steel is still available in the early parts of the second round, I won't be surprised to hear of a few teams looking to trade up to select the young pivot.

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