Brendan Lemieux looks to carve out 'a very specific' role with Jets

Thomas Drance
September 16 2016 04:30PM

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Brendan Lemieux, the son of Claude, turned heads with bone-crunching hits at the Penticton Young Stars tournament in 2015. He continued to impress with his truculent style at Winnipeg Jets main camp and into the preseason, nearly breaking camp with Winnipeg in his final season of junior eligibility. This year an older, more-mature Lemieux is looking to land a full-time NHL job. 

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Want to win your fantasy pool this year? Buy the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff

Thomas Drance
September 09 2016 11:14AM

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Report: Bruins considering mammoth offer sheet for Jets' Trouba

Thomas Drance
June 28 2016 10:05PM

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Could the Winnipeg Jets find themselves over a barrel when the market opens at weeks end? If the Jets weren't feeling the pressure before, they probably should be now, especially in light of CSNNE's Joe Haggerty's report that the Boston Bruins are considering tendering a lucrative offer sheet to defenseman Jacob Trouba. 

Let's unpack and analyze the extent of this threat from Winnipeg's perspective and try to handicap how they might wriggle their way out of this.

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McKenzie: passing on Laine, selecting Puljujarvi with 2nd overall pick 'may be a legit consideration' for Jets

Thomas Drance
June 23 2016 06:15AM

For months now, even before the NHL draft lottery, the apex of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft order has seemed immutable. Most everyone expects Auston Matthews to go first, then Patrik Laine, then Jesse Puljujarvi. 

Hold on though. While Laine remains the consensus pick to go second overall, all it takes to throw a wrench into the expected draft order is for one team to think a bit differently. And the Winnipeg Jets may be that team that thinks a bit differently, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

On Wednesday night McKenzie tweeted that he wasn't "nearly as confident" about Winnipeg "automatically" selecting Patrik Laine with the No. 2 overall pick, as he was about the Toronto Maple Leafs selecting Auston Matthews. Not a huge surprise there. McKenzie's follow up tweet did make it sound like Jets brass is genuinely exploring their options with the second overall pick though:

What should we make of this? Let's unpack it after the jump.

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Report: Jets trade captain Andrew Ladd to Blackhawks for Dano, multiple picks

Thomas Drance
February 25 2016 06:00PM

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Winnipeg Jets captain Andrew Ladd has been traded to the Chicago Blackhawks along with depth forward Matt Fraser and  depth defender Jay Harrison for a bounty of significant future assets including a 2016 first-round pick and Marko Dano, according to a report from TSN's Darren Dreger

Update:The conditional pick coming back to Winnipeg is a 2018 third-rounder, but the condition is that the Blackhawks need to win the Stanley Cup, according to Sportsnet's Mark Spector

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