July 21 2011 01:48PM
Welcome to contrails, a new Jets Nation links post feature. Today we'll look at the contracts of Andrew Ladd and Blake Wheeler as well as a comparison between Mark Scheifele and Sean Courturier. Finally, we'll look at which Canadian broadcaster will be carrying Jets games this upcoming year.
July 18 2011 04:50PM
According to Darren Dregger of TSN, the Jets have re-signed Blake Wheeler to a contract worth a total of $5.1 million ($2.55 million cap hit). That dollar figure is a fair price considering Wheelers' comparables and he's a good bet to provide value on that ticket.
July 14 2011 01:01PM
According to Ken Wiebe, the Winnipeg Jets have signed RFA depth defender Brett Festerling to a one-year, two-way contract. A 25-year old with 83 NHL games under his belt, Festerling will likely play in the AHL this season absent some injuries on the back-end.
July 13 2011 12:41PM
The Winnipeg Jets have a couple of significant restricted free agents left to sign, not the least of which is 21-year old Zach Bogosian. Attitudes about the former third overall draft pick were sharply divergent in Atlanta last year, particular in how a majority of the fans felt about the player versus how the coaching staff deployed him. He has become something of a controversial player as a result.
July 12 2011 09:38AM
Because making a decision and taking action is a slow-motion affair in the league's front offices, the Jets will be competing on the balmy shores of the league's SE division this coming year. However, according to TSN, it looks like the long-term destination for Winnipeg will be the Central division. Which is kind of bad news.