July 28 2014 01:54PM
When news broke today that the Toronto Maple Leafs had signed Daniel Winnik to a 1-year deal, I couldn't help but think that the Winnipeg Jets dropped the ball once again.
I had the same feeling when the Leafs signed David Booth to a bargain 1-year deal, and I made it known that the Jets could take a look at Dustin Penner.
With the free agent pool depleting and the Jets still having holes in their roster, is there anything left to venture?
July 28 2014 12:02PM
When James Reimer avoided arbitration with the Toronto Maple Leafs by signing a 2-year contract extension for $4.6 million, many hockey fans were initially shocked that the disgruntled goalie would sign on for a couple more seasons with a club he was close to divorcing.
The Score writer Justin Cuthbert wrote how the deal Reimer signed is beneficial for both the Leafs and the player. Cuthbert doesn't even try to beat around the bush by discussing the Jets as a likely suitor for the Winnipeg Jets by quoting "Reimer will only cost a frugal club (let's call them his hometown Winnipeg Jets)…."
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July 25 2014 08:05AM
Trading a young star, stats for days, behind the Kesler trade talks, Draisaitl versus Bennett and more, all in this weeks roundup
July 24 2014 05:27PM
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With the announcement in April that Ondrej Pavelec would return as the starting goaltender for the Jets, the hope of a playoff birth for the Jets was effectively dashed. We've looked at him in every way imaginable, only to find that he's simply not an NHL quality goaltender. It's a serious problem and that it continues as such is vexing.
Inside we'll look at what we can expect from the Jets' tandem this year, ask who will back-up the back-up, and see how it compares to the rest of the Division.
July 24 2014 07:30AM
The year was 2008, and draft experts were calling it the year of Stamkos and the defensemen. The 2008 NHL Entry Draft may go down in history as one of the best, and almost certainly the best for defensemen. Drew Doughty, Alex Pietrangelo, Luke Schenn, Tyler Myers, Erik Karlsson, Jake Gardiner, Luca Sbisa, Michael Del Zotto, John Carlson and Zach Bogosian were the best to come out of the first round.
The then Atlanta Thrashers held the third overall pick and selected New York native Zach Bogosian out of Peterborough in the OHL. Fast forward 6 years later, and it's obvious the Thrashers made a mistake selecting Bogosian in favour of Alex Pietrangelo.
While Bogosian has proven to be a solidified NHL player, he has yet to live up to his potential. Still, for some reason, Cheveldayoff felt it was necessary to extend the injury-riddled defender to a 7-year contract.