May 24 2016 08:00AM
Tyler Benson entered the season as someone who could hear his name called in the Top 15 of the 2016 NHL Entry draft, but injuries derailed his season before it even began.
Now the former first overall WHL bantam pick finds himself falling in draft rankings simply because there are too many questions marks for a player that had very few to start the year. Our consensus rankings have him holding onto one of the final first-round spots because we think there is enough talent for a team to take the risk.
Benson checks in as the 29th ranked prospect in our consensus rankings.
May 23 2016 03:00PM
We are halfway through our draft rankings!
In an effort to make all the profiles easy to access and in one place, we have created this post to include all of the players ranked from 60 to 31.
We hope you have enjoyed the profiles so far. They will only get better from here as we approach the top of what should be a fun draft class.
May 23 2016 09:10AM
With the draft one month away it's time to start ramping up our focus towards it even more.
Most of the talk so far has been surrounding the real top tier players of the draft like Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine. But there are six more rounds past the first one, and there are plenty of future NHLers that'll come out of this draft that up until now you've never heard of in your life.
Luckily, we have little tricks to help us try and identify who those players might be.
May 23 2016 08:00AM
The Winnipeg Jets missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons since the move to Manitoba, and the 14th time over 16 seasons over franchise history. The season does not end for us though at Jets Nations.
Welcome to our series where we take an analytical approach, dissecting what went wrong with the Jets 2015-2016 season and how to improve the team for next year.
We introduce our series with comparing the Jets 2015-2016 season from the 2014-2015 season.
May 23 2016 08:00AM
Technically the first member of our first round projections, Carl Grundström is a personal favourite of mine, and not just because of what names came out of the similarity model (although that helped - more on that later). Grundström is a Swedish two-way winger who plays what might be considered a Canadian style of game. He bangs and crashes, but he can back it up with some soft hands and an impressive shot.