May 03 2016 08:00AM
Tomorrow we kick off our draft coverage with in depth profiles of the top 60 ranked players from the 2016 NHL draft class, but before we get that started, I figured it would be a worthwhile venture to look back at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft one year later.
The Hockey News did a similar thing last week, but it was still based on a subjective polling of scouts looking at the players. This is to say that there's likely a few players slotted way above their appropriate mark. We need a more objective measure to really drive the conversation, and I hope to provide just that with a series of stature and statistics based players with which to compare the next wave against.
May 01 2016 08:30AM
Sure, there was a lot of talk about the Toronto Maple Leafs winning the first NHL draft lottery Saturday night, and almost just as much talk that the Oilers didn't win a top three pick. So it can seem like the Winnipeg Jets winning the second lotto and thus the second pick of the draft was a tad overlooked.
But while Twitter didn't break with the Jets making the huge jump, the idea of Finnish dynamo Patrik Laine heading to The Peg did get quite a few people talking on social media..
April 30 2016 09:21PM
The Draft Lottery sent the Winnipeg Jets rocketing up to the second overall selection in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. This marks the highest selection since the franchised moved to the Central Canada, which also suggest the Jets 2.0 are about to garner their best prospect addition yet.
The general consensus is Patrik Laine will be the best skater available at the second overall pick.
Let's take a look at what this blue-chip winger has to offer.
April 30 2016 06:21PM
While the Winnipeg Jets were not able to win the coveted first overall pick, the lottery sent the Jets forward and pushed the team into the top three with the second overall selection for the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.
April 30 2016 06:00AM
The Winnipeg Jets missed the playoffs in what was a tough year for Jets' fans. Despite the team not playing in April, today represents a potential dramatic change in the organizations future.
Today is draft lottery day.