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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2016 Draft: Historically speaking, Jets lost value in picks-for-picks trade

Garret Hohl
June 24 2016 09:13PM

The Winnipeg Jets swapped early first round picks with the Philadelphia Flyers and some early round picks. The Jets gave the Flyers the #22 and #36 for the #18 and #79.

Let's take a look at how the Jets did in terms of expected value with this trade, ignoring whomever the Jets select.

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