July 01 2016 10:48AM
Photo credit Bruce Fedyck
Happy Canada Day, better known in the hockey world as free agency day. Today the Jets and multiple teams will look to replace players leaving and add pieces to make their team work.
Let's take a look of what we may see today.
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July 01 2016 06:26AM
Stamkos says no to Leafs, Taylor Hall traded, Canucks get fined, Lucic isn't going home, Holland deserves praise for dumping Datsyuk contract, Flames almost pull off big trade, everything you need to know about free agency and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
June 30 2016 11:58AM
Mikhail Berdin was chosen with the Jets final pick in the 2016 draft, in the 6th round, 157th overall. Berdin is the first goalie the Jets have drafted since Eric Comrie in 2013.
Berdin shared the net with fellow draft prospect Vladislav Sukhachev (who went undrafted), playing 22 games for team Russia U18 in the MHL (Russia's junior league). He recorded a 2.07 GAA and .928 SV%. Berdin's most notable performance came at the 2015 World Junior A Challenge, leading the tournament with a 0.80 GAA and .968 SV%. Russia would win the silver medal with Berdin between the pipes.
After the jump, we have a game video from November 16th, 2015 when Russia U18 took on HC MVD. He made 27 saves on 31 shots but was ultimately pulled in the 3rd period after 2 goals in 10 seconds. While not his best game, it should give you an idea of his play style.
June 28 2016 10:05PM
Photo Credit: Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports
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.
June 28 2016 05:26PM
The Winnipeg Jets released their Development Camp roster, which includes some non-Jet prospects. These free agents are excellent to invite, as it allows the Jets to further scout talent and build relationships, all while filling out the roster to have a more efficient camp.
For the most part invites tend to be a bit of fodder, as it is rare for these players to move beyond ECHL or European pro-level players at the peaks of their career.
But, there can sometimes be talent found.