Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #1 Auston Matthews

Ryan Biech
June 22 2016 08:00AM

We've saved the best for last!

Coming in as the number one ranked player in our consensus 2016 NHL Draft Rankings, is Scottsdale, Arizona native Auston Matthews.

Born two days after the cut-off for the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Matthews has been the consensus number one draft eligible player for the entire season. There have been some in the hockey world suggesting that Patrik Laine could go first overall, but it's clear that Matthews is the most complete and well-rounded prospect available and will likely go first overall.

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Jets Nation Podcast: Draft Preview with Garret Hohl

Cody B
June 22 2016 06:00AM

Cody breaks down the fast approaching NHL entry draft from a Jets perspective with special guest Garret Hohl.

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Slicing and Dicing the Jets: Ben Chiarot 2015-2016

Garret Hohl
June 21 2016 02:46PM

The Winnipeg Jets missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons since the move to Manitoba, and the 14th time over 16 seasons over franchise history. The season does not end for us though at Jets Nation.

Welcome to our series where we take an analytical approach, dissecting what went wrong with the Jets 2015-2016 season and how to improve the team for next year.

We turn our evidence-based breakdown of the Jets with Ben Chiarot's 2015-2016 season.

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Michael Hutchinson signs two-year extension, $1.15M AAV

Garret Hohl
June 21 2016 01:04PM

The Winnipeg Jets announced today that they had agreed to a two-year, 2.3 million dollar with Michael Hutchinson

Let's take a quick look at what Hutchinson has done, what to expect, and why the Jets did a two-year extension.

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What to Expect From the Jets in Free Agency

Jacob Stoller
June 21 2016 08:00AM

While the NHL season may have just ended, it's time to turn the page and look ahead to the upcoming 2016-2017 season. With July 1st fast approaching and the draft even sooner on the 24th, the NHL offseason is in full swing. Now, will the Jets be making much noise in this years offseason? What they decide to do with their two promising restricted free agents in Mark Scheifele and Jacob Trouba will certainly generate some noise, but will the Jets be active participants in the free agent bidding wars. 

Last season, the Jets took lots of heat for filling out empty roster spots with young prospects as opposed to re-signing players such as Lee Stempniak or finding additions via free agency or the trade market to build off their first round playoff berth the previous year. Is this year much different? Should the Jets not be trusting there youth? 

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