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July 29 2016 05:00AM
Auston Mattews contract saga over nothing, how do the best NHL teams structure their salary cap, Trevor Linden speaks, Flames off-season report card, all signs point to Connor McDavid to be Oilers next Captain, Pacific division preview, size doesn't matter, Evander Kane, The Tragically Hip and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.
July 28 2016 05:36PM
Welcome to the Jets Nation Round Table. August is almost here and hockey is on the horizon. Until then, we must learn to live in the in-between.
Take a read after the break and feel free to put your thoughts in the comments!
July 28 2016 10:55AM
Drew Stafford has always been efficient in his role: a top 9 player that has consistently score 15-20 goals and play at any spot in the lineup where he was needed.
Nabbing Stafford in the Evander Kane blockbuster deal didn't seem like a big acquisition, but Stafford has helped make the trade become an obvious win for the Jets. While all has been well during his tenure with the Jets, the possibility of trading him could be contemplated by the Jets front office before the season begins.
Stafford turns 31 in October and is in the final year of his contract with the Jets. The real question Winnipeg will have to ponder is if it's worth it to sign him for another year or two and clog up a spot that could be used for a top prospect down the road.
July 27 2016 01:26PM
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Jacob Trouba still hasn't signed yet, and to some, that's a little bit concerning. After all, most teams across the league have already locked up the bulk of their Restricted Free Agents and are more or less ready to go for next year.
But some have suspected that the Jets are looking for a comparable, and they might get one this week in Tyson Barrie.
July 25 2016 10:09AM
While training camp isn't as close as hockey fans would like, Winnipeg Jet fans should buckle up for an exciting training camp. There are many possible training camp battles that could ensue when fall rolls around, especially with the teams forwards. The teams top six is pretty set, but the bottom six is where things get interesting.