Jonathan Bernier: A Missed Opportunity

Travis Hrubeniuk
June 23 2013 05:53PM

I have this terrible feeling that I am going to be able to create a full series of “Missed Opportunity” articles while Kevin Cheveldayoff is in office.

This morning the Toronto Maple Leafs and LA Kings completed a trade that will see “backup-yet-destined-to-be-a-great-starter” LA goaltender Jonathan Bernier head to “we-already-have-a-great-goalie-but-will-not-admit-it” Toronto for F Matt Frattin, G Ben Scrivens, and a second round pick in either 2014 or 2015 (Leafs choice).

Trying to understand this trade from a Leafs perspective is quite honestly a lost cause, but it’s hard not to think this is a truly missed opportunity on the Jets part. It seems to me that Chevy’s inability to be proactive in what has been accepted as an extremely vital and future defining summer for the Jets has officially cost them in the goaltending department. Although the Jets may not have been able to offer up what the Leafs did in this deal, I have a hard time believing that they couldn’t compete and give Dean Lombardi something to consider before signing off. It is also completely unacceptable that the Jets weren’t even rumored to be in talks with the Kings in acquiring Bernier, despite the glaring need for improvement in net.

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PRAY FOR CALGARY

Wanye
June 21 2013 11:53AM

 

Terrible times today for our neighbours down the QEII highway as 100,000 people in 26 communities have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding by recent heavy rains.

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Jets Free Agent Targets: Clarke MacArthur

Travis Hrubeniuk
June 19 2013 08:45AM

Photo By Michael Miller - Wikicommons

In all honesty, I can’t even believe that I am writing this. I’m sure many of you have noticed by now that I am a bit of a Leaf fan, and I can say with certainty that I did not expect Clarke MacArthur to look so available this close to free agency. Yet, as much as it infuriates me it also makes me, and hopefully many other Jets fans, a little hopeful that we may be able to see him here in Winnipeg.

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Jets Draft Preview - Max Domi

Brett Martin
June 17 2013 05:21PM

Max Domi

  • 5'9, 197LB
  • Center
  • Shoots Left
  • 39G, 48A = 87 Points in 67 regular season games for the London Knights this year.
  • Son of former Jet Tie freakin' Domi!
  • (My) NHL Comparable (based on watching 2.5 games of him in the Memorial Cup) - Daymond Langkow with both offesnive and nastiness upside.

A lot of Articles you read have an introductory statement. This piece is no diffirent. In fact, we're already well over two sentences deep into the opening comment on this Max Domi writeup. Now that we're already well into things, let's take a closer look at 2013 NHL Draft prospect Max Domi of the OHL's London Knights, one of the potential picks of your Winnipeg Jets with the 13th Pick of Round One.

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Nation Network Mock Draft: Final Rankings

Jonathan Willis
June 15 2013 07:04AM

Over the past few days, the readers of the various sites in the Nation Network have been voting on their rankings of prospects for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Today, we reveal the results.

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