2016 Draft: Round two... Fight!

Garret Hohl
June 25 2016 07:00AM

It's day number two of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, New York. Teams once again will gather to take turns in selecting which players are forced to go through their organization if they wish to hold a NHL career (unless traded).

The Winnipeg Jets get ready to make the rest of their selections as we head into the second round.

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Draft 2016: Jets hope to beat the odds with Logan Stanley

Garret Hohl
June 25 2016 06:45AM

It was a pretty exciting moment as Gary Bettman announced the Winnipeg Jets were moving up four selections to get their guy. The Jets then took to the podium and chose Logan Stanley 18th overall.

The truth is very few low scoring defensemen make the NHL, and even fewer are plus value contributors. The deck may be stacked against Stanley, but the Jets feel that this giant of a defenseman has what it takes to beat the odds.

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Draft 2016: Jets hope they have their sniper in Patrik Laine

Garret Hohl
June 25 2016 06:30AM

The Winnipeg Jets 2.0 have never drafted as high as second overall before, and with Patrik Laine the city and organization hopes that they have something special.

So far, it seems very likely that this may be the case.

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Draft 2016: Night One Thoughts

Robert Cleave
June 25 2016 06:00AM

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Night one of the NHL draft is in the books, and after a sensible start, Kevin Cheveldayoff took a gamble with the team's second selection in round one in order to shore up a perceived weakness in the organization. That move is one that will almost certainly lead to more questions about the team's mindset, even if its effect is a ways off from truly being felt.

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2016 Draft: First Round Selections SEAL-Adjusted Scoring Ranking

Garret Hohl
June 24 2016 11:48PM

We've talked quite a bit lately on how important scoring is in determining how likely a draft pick will succeed. Scoring is a huge signal in determine which prospects will likely make it to the NHL and how high of an upside they have. Even most of the defensive players in the NHL were respectable scorers in junior.

Let's take a look at how the first round breaks down in terms of scoring.

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