May 15 2016 03:21PM
Nothing is certain. The Winnipeg Jets own the second overall pick, but none of us know for sure if the Jets will indeed keep that pick or select Patrick Laine on June 24th.
That said, according to most consensus the Jets are most likely taking the big, goal-scoring winger and here are some highlights of Laine's career.
May 15 2016 08:00AM
May 14 2016 11:07AM
Coming in at #39 we have Cam Dineen, one of a few small(ish) defensemen who may be getting overlooked a little bit heading into the draft.
After the jump we'll take a look at one of the most statistically impressive defenders coming out of the OHL this season.
May 14 2016 09:56AM
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ST. PETERSBURG, Russia –Fear not, Jets Nation. Though Marko Dano was injured in the second period of Slovakia’s 5-1 win over France and missed his team’s next game against Germany during preliminary-round play at the World Championship, the slick forward was back on the ice for Wednesday’s 4-2 loss to Belarus.
At practice on Friday, Dano was in fine form as his team prepared for its next game against Canada.
May 13 2016 08:00AM
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Among the defencemen projected to be available in the second round is Czech born rearguard Libor Hájek. Hájek has just completed his first season in North America, playing for a rather dreadful Saskatoon Blades team.
Hájek is a defensive defenceman in the modern sense. That is, not a stay-at-home, clear the net type of defender, but one whose reputation is built almost entirely on transitioning the puck out of his own zone rather than in the generation of offence in the opposing zone.
Defencemen of this type are becoming increasingly valuable in the current NHL, where speed and transition are key. While he won't likely be your teams best blueliner, Hájek should be a dependable 2-3 defenceman on a good team.