Report: Jets, Drew Stafford still engaged in contract extension talks

Thomas Drance
June 25 2015 05:55PM

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It's looking increasingly likely that the Winnipeg Jets will lose Michael Frolik in unrestricted free agency, but they're reportedly doing what they can to keep middle-six winger Drew Stafford in the fold, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun.

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #4 Mitch Marner

money puck
June 25 2015 04:45PM

Mitch Marner has been one of the biggest risers in this year's draft rankings thanks to a jaw-dropping offensive season with the OHL's London Knights where he demonstrated an elite offensive skillset. 

Let's dig a bit more into Marner's impressive draft year. 

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Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #5 Zach Werenski

Garret Hohl
June 25 2015 03:55PM

The common opinion goes that there are two tiers of defenders in the first two rounds. There is Noah Hanafin, Ivan Provorov, and Zach Werenski, and then there is the rest of the bunch.

Zach Werenski is a pretty special player. What he has done in the NCAA for his age is not only special, but essentially unprecedented.

This is why Werenski sits at number five for our Nation Network prospect rankings.

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Jets, Alex Burmistrov's representatives had 'good discussions' about possible NHL return

Thomas Drance
June 25 2015 03:54PM

The Winnipeg Jets met with Mike Liut, the agent for centre Alexander Burmistrov, in Florida this week. 

On Thursday, Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff described those conversations and productive and ongoing.

"We had a chance to meet yesterday (with Mike Liut) and we had some good discussions and we'll keep those discussions going," Cheveldayoff told the media on Thursday.

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Report: Michael Frolik drawing intense interest during UFA courting period; still talking to Jets

Thomas Drance
June 25 2015 01:48PM

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27-year-old pending unrestricted free agent Michael Frolik is generating a tonne of reported interest on the first day of the free agent courting period, and has met with as many as six teams, according to a report from Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press. Among the teams believed to be interested in acquiring Frolik are the Calgary Flames, Sportsnet's Damien Cox reports.

Though Frolik is generating a high volume of inquiries and doesn't appear to lack for suitors, he's still reportedly engaged with Winnipeg and could still conceivably return. Of course, the closer we get to July 1, the less likely that becomes.

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