May 23 2016 08:00AM
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 Nations.
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 introduce our series with comparing the Jets 2015-2016 season from the 2014-2015 season.
May 23 2016 08:00AM
Technically the first member of our first round projections, Carl Grundström is a personal favourite of mine, and not just because of what names came out of the similarity model (although that helped - more on that later). Grundström is a Swedish two-way winger who plays what might be considered a Canadian style of game. He bangs and crashes, but he can back it up with some soft hands and an impressive shot.
May 22 2016 07:47PM
Over in Moscow and St. Petersburg Russia, the Winnipeg Jets had a few players representing the organization. There are also a few players that potentially could be part of the team in the near future from the second overall selection in 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
The tournament was a fun event for Jets' fans to observe, especially with the team missing the post-season once again.
Let's take a look at some of the performance for the Jets (and notable players).
May 22 2016 07:00AM
With a 6'5 frame and a decent skater, one can see why many scouts salivate at the idea of moulding Riley Tufte into a force in the NHL. However, there are some signs, like struggles in the USHL, that suggest despite a NHL frame Tufte may still be quite a ways away from being a sure thing.
May 21 2016 01:33PM
Brendan Lemieux may soon be the Jets player all other teams hate to play against. A player in the "fan favourite" mould that works his tail off, scores goals, and punches a few faces. He is happy to defend his teammates (and win) and burn you the next shift with his powerful shot.
Lemieux is now 20 years old and eligible for the AHL if he does not make the Jets. Look for him to push very hard to make the big club in training camp! Check out Brendan's highlights from the past year after the jump.