Training Camp Notebook: Analyzing the Jets opening night roster

Jacob Stoller
October 11 2016 01:16PM

After a long and competitive training camp, the Winnipeg Jets opening night roster is pretty much set. The team's young core is officially at the forefront with rookies Kyle Connor, Patrik Laine and Brandon Tanev making the cut along with Connor Hellebuyck's emergence leading to the demotion of long-time goaltender Ondrej Pavelec. 

What's to make of the Jets roster for the 2016-2017 season? Are the Jets better or worse? Were the right cuts made? 

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Jets Nation Podcast: Season Preview

Cody B
October 11 2016 12:11PM

With the NHL regular season about to start, the guys break down the Jets lineup, and preview the year ahead.

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Trimming the Fat: On Michael Hutchinson and sending down Ondrej Pavelec

Garret Hohl
October 11 2016 12:00PM

The Winnipeg Jets have used Ondrej Pavelec in 252 games since the franchise moved to central Canada. In those games Pavelec has seen 7202 shots on goal and stopped 90.7 percent of them.

If someone were to ask me to quickly summarize the Winnipeg Jets' chances of making the playoffs in 2017, it would not be too difficult: The Jets are a team that has the horses to make some noise, but it all depends on whether they actually choose the right ones.

The choice of sending down Ondrej Pavelec to the AHL was the right one, although there may be some misunderstanding on why that is. 

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Connor's Crease Now

Jeremy Wiebe
October 11 2016 11:00AM

It was an end of an era (or end of an error) on Monday when the Winnipeg Jets put longtime number one goalie Ondrej Pavelec on waivers. If Pavelec clears, he will be sent for assignment to the Manitoba Moose where he will play out the final year of his contract that will pay him $4.75 million this season.

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Highlights from the Waiver Wire, 10/10/16 Edition

Jonathan Willis
October 10 2016 10:25AM

We've been waiting for a while for the good names to start showing up on the waiver wire. On Monday, it happened.

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