March 03 2015 07:00AM
Recently we discussed one area where Jim Slater is a bit overrated, face offs. It is not Slater's fault, but the impact of a face off win is not that large.
There is one area though that Slater may potentially provide value and that is on the penalty kill.
Let's take a look.
March 02 2015 09:00AM
During the Winnipeg Jets game against the Los Angeles Kings, Gary Lawless discussed the possibility of certain moves the Jets could potentially make before the deadline.
Lawless mentioned that the Jets were likely done buying rentals, but are still open to "hockey trades" in moving a depth player in exchange for another. One name that came up was Jim Slater.
As a good face off performer, many consider Slater a valuable piece.
Here is why he is not.
March 02 2015 08:00AM
Kevin Cheveldayoff has taken another step into shoring up the Winnipeg Jets NHL forward depth. Lee Stempniak was traded for AHL winger Carl Klingberg.
The 34 year-old is an expiring UFA and adds to the Jets right wing depth, but also has experience as a centre in case of emergencies.
Other than added depth, what does Stempniak bring to the table?
March 01 2015 07:30PM
Spring is almost here! The trade deadline is almost here! First Star, Worst Star? It's here RIGHT NOW!
March 01 2015 06:00PM
The game was closer than the score may indicate, but the Jets took it to one of the top teams for 5-on-5 situations.
Drew Stafford opened the scoring with a tic-tac-toe play from his linemates Mark Scheifele and Jiri Tlusty. Jeff Carter scored to tie it up in the second with a slick wrister off the rush, only to have Tyler Myers and Andrew Ladd take bury the Kings with two quick goals.
Ladd picked up another late in the second and both teams traded off goals in the third.
Let's break it down.