December 10 2015 09:52AM
It's been just over 300 days since Kevin Cheveldayoff sent shockwaves throughout the hockey world as the Winnipeg Jets swapped Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and Jason Kasdorf for the Buffalo Sabres' Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux, and a first round pick (which turned into Jack Roslovic).
The trade was generally considered a great one. The Jets received a piece that could help them in a playoff push for an injured forward that was well on his way out anyways. They also swapped underperforming big-minute, right-shot defenders but garnered the one on a more small-market friendly contract.
There was however some red flags with both players. Neither Tyler Myers nor Drew Stafford excelled in the shot metrics, and there were signs that their production was unsustainable and unlikely to repeat. Some hoped that small sample size or a lack of training camp with the Jets could be a leading factor.
With nearly equal samples both this and last season, let's look at how the two have progressed.
December 08 2015 10:28AM
The Jets winger turned a lot of heads after beginning his promising NHL career netting four goals and nine points through 14 games. But since being moved to the third line — paired with Alex Burmistrov and Chris Thorburn — Ehlers' offence has all but vanished with just one goal in the last 19 games.
The question now is, should the Jets consider lending Ehlers to Denmark for the upcoming IIHF World Junior Championship?
December 08 2015 10:06AM
While Kyle Connor and Jack Roslovic being snubbed by the USA U20 team is prospect story of the moment, they along with many others have been and will continue to work hard to contribute to their club teams. Take a look at how everyone fared this week as we bring you another prospects update.
December 07 2015 04:56PM
Screen shot taken from 2015 World Juniors broadcast at TSN
USA Hockey announced their National Junior Team Preliminary Roster. The roster includes 16 forwards, 9 defenders, and 4 goaltenders, none of which include Winnipeg Jets' prospects Kyle Connor or Jack Roslovic.
I am not an American and I generally cheer for Team Canada. So from a selfish perspective, Team USA not taking the best players is a good thing.
The Jets fan in me feels it necessary to point out, however, that USA Hockey is leaving some of their best U20 talent at home for the 2016 World Junior Championship, which could hurt them.
December 07 2015 07:00AM
It's the return of a segment you barely knew existed!
We take your questions off of Twitter and Facebook and after giving it some serious thought for at least two full minutes, we give you answers in a segment we call Jets Nation Air Mail!
This week we ponder a contract proposal for Andrew Ladd, bemoan Mark Stuart, wish for a division transfer and more!