Why Cheveldayoff Deserves More Years

Matt Eichel
September 19 2013 09:30PM

 

 

The Winnipeg Jets decided they liked what GM Kevin Cheveldayoff has been doing in the three years the team has been in the Manitoba capital.

The main reason for his extension, Cheveldayoff has built a winning culture within the locker room and making it a place where players want to come - something the Jets 1.0 found very difficult to do.

With the draft success (with some former Atlanta scouts, which was some cause for concern with their draft history and inconsistency there) since the Jets have moved, he has found that he has been successfully building a strong team with Mark Scheifele, Jacob Trouba, Nic Petan, Josh Morrissey, Eric Comrie, and Adam Lowry along with adding to the roster via free agency and trades.

In true True North fashion (no pun intended), they signed Cheveldayoff to a meagre, safe, two-year extension.  But that may be the Jets being too safe.

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How good is Nic Petan?: Part 1 - Words and Math

Kevin McCartney
September 19 2013 01:09PM

Sent out with the first cuts, Nic Petan was barely around long enough to turn me into a teenage girl over him. Barely. He wears a gold chain while he plays and once I saw him fake a hard shot in practice and instead lob it over the goalie's shoulder. OMG! 

But I'm here to reclaim my reason. Or, alternatively, found a fan club. Part one will look at what we know about Petan already through scouting reports, and further consider his NHL scoring through three possible equivalency numbers. Part two (next week) will look at his historical comparables.

So, how good is Nic Petan?

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Meet The Rivals: Nashville Predators

Travis Hrubeniuk
September 19 2013 10:36AM

 

Finally, after two long and rather ridiculous seasons that saw the Winnipeg Jets based out of the Southeast, the league has undergone re-alignment and have the team in a realistic division: The Central. All week I will provide a preview of the Jets new Divisional Rivals, giving you with a brief review of last years’ stats, each team's potential opening day lineup, strengths and weaknesses, and a few major storylines (both Jet and non-Jet related). Today we review the suddenly sliding Nashville Predators.

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Chevy: Extended Edition

Travis Hrubeniuk
September 18 2013 07:23PM

                  

Kevin Cheveldayoff signed a 2-year extension with the Winnipeg Jets today, and reaction was quite mixed on twitter. I have a few thoughts of my own on the subject I would like to bring forward, focusing on: the timing; where the pressure now shifts to; how this could change his approach; and a few of the nice things said today.

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Meet The Rivals: Colorado Avalanche

Travis Hrubeniuk
September 18 2013 02:42AM

                 

Finally, after two long and rather ridiculous seasons that saw the Winnipeg Jets based out of the Southeast, the league has undergone re-alignment and have the team in a realistic division: The Central. All week I will provide a preview of the Jets new Divisional Rivals, giving you with a brief review of last years’ stats, each team's potential opening day lineup, strengths and weaknesses, and a few major storylines (both Jet and non-Jet related). Today we visit the NHL basement and the Colorado Avalanche.

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