June 25 2016 06:30AM
The Winnipeg Jets 2.0 have never drafted as high as second overall before, and with Patrik Laine the city and organization hopes that they have something special.
So far, it seems very likely that this may be the case.
June 25 2016 06:00AM
Night one of the NHL draft is in the books, and after a sensible start, Kevin Cheveldayoff took a gamble with the team's second selection in round one in order to shore up a perceived weakness in the organization. That move is one that will almost certainly lead to more questions about the team's mindset, even if its effect is a ways off from truly being felt.
June 24 2016 11:48PM
We've talked quite a bit lately on how important scoring is in determining how likely a draft pick will succeed. Scoring is a huge signal in determine which prospects will likely make it to the NHL and how high of an upside they have. Even most of the defensive players in the NHL were respectable scorers in junior.
Let's take a look at how the first round breaks down in terms of scoring.
June 24 2016 09:13PM
The Winnipeg Jets swapped early first round picks with the Philadelphia Flyers and some early round picks. The Jets gave the Flyers the #22 and #36 for the #18 and #79.
Let's take a look at how the Jets did in terms of expected value with this trade, ignoring whomever the Jets select.
June 24 2016 07:44PM
The Winnipeg Jets made a trade, swapping the 22nd and 36th overall for the 18th and 79th overall.
So, who was the player the Jets were really excited that they had to trade up for? The Jets took Logan Stanley at 18th overall.