Why the Winnipeg Jets should move Jim Slater despite his faceoff acumen

Garret Hohl
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.

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By the Numbers: Lee Stempniak

Garret Hohl
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?

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First Star, Worst Star: March 1, 2015

March 01 2015 07:30PM


Spring is almost here! The trade deadline is almost here! First Star, Worst Star? It's here RIGHT NOW! 

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Jets Nation Recap: Jets one more closer to the promise land

Garret Hohl
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.

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Jets trade for former NHL player of the month Lee Stempniak

Thomas Drance
March 01 2015 04:55PM

The Winnipeg Jets continued to add to their depth at forward on Sunday by acquiring depth forward Lee Stempniak from the New York Rangers in exchange for farmhand Carl Klingberg.

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