Why Nikolaj Ehlers looks to be for real and has legit shot at the Calder

Garret Hohl
October 26 2015 11:44AM

The Winnipeg Jets' rookie winger Nikolaj Ehlers has been opening quite a few eyes with his impressive play. With three goals and three assists already, Ehlers has been a major driver of the Jets offense early in the season.

He has yet to earn much talk for the Calder though, but this could very well change if things are to persist.

Let's show why...

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Jets Nation Recap: Jets Hang on in a Wild Game

October 25 2015 07:37PM

The Winnipeg Jets were their worst enemy as they almost blew a 5-1 lead over the Minnesota Wild. They would hold on to win 5-4 over the Wild, much to the relief of Jets fans. Tonight was also a record setting night for Blake Wheeler, as he broke Donald Audette's 7 game point streak by having points in 8 consecutive games.

Lets take a look at the game

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Byfuglien boards Pominville; could Player Safety Dept. be calling?

Thomas Drance
October 25 2015 07:23PM

Late in Sunday night's entertaining and impressive 5-4 Winnipeg Jets victory over their division rival the Minnesota Wild, Dustin Byfuglien drove a prone Jason Pominville into the boards. The hit resulted in Pominville skating woozily to the bench, as Byfuglien was assessed a minor for boarding and escorted into the penalty box.

Could Byfuglien be hearing from the NHL Department of Player Safety as a result of the hit?

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GIF: Trouba, Jets burned by Jason Zucker just 10 seconds into game vs. Wild

Thomas Drance
October 25 2015 04:22PM

Photo Courtesy: Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Wild forward Jason Zucker is a tremendously fast skater and he also has a quick release. He does pretty much everything at warp speed.

The Winnipeg Jets found that out the hard way on Sunday evening, when Zucker pounced promptly on a loose puck in the neutral zone off of the opening faceoff and rushed into the Jets zone. He walked Jacob Trouba with a lovely move and beat Michael Hutchinson to open the scoring. The entire sequence too just 10 seconds.

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2016 Draft - PCS Preseason Rankings - Part 3 - Curious Case of Max Jones

money puck
October 25 2015 01:47PM

In the first two parts of this series on 2016 draft eligible prospects, I focused on prospects whose performance as a 16-year-old was so off the charts that they did not have historical peers and players whose PCS scores were so high that they suggest a very high likelihood of future success. However, one of the most valuable attributes of PCS is when you see a highly rated prospect whose performance so far does not seem to match his scouting rank. 

There was no bigger disconnect between the scouting ranking and actual production than for the London Knight's Max Jones, so I thought it would be worthwhile to dig into this a bit further. 

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