Jets Draft: Nic Petan 43rd Overall

Nic Petan, C, Portland Winterhawks 5’8", 165lbs LH 71GP 46-74-120 (+68) 43PIMS Good-Better-Best comps: Brett Sterling – Nathan Gerbe – Martin St Louis The Jets broke with their annual tradition of trying to outsmart the scouting community by scooping the highly rated, under-sized scorer Nic Petan. Petan tied with teammate and similarly under-sized Nashville prospect Brendan…

Jets Draft: Josh Morrissey at 13th Overall

Josh Morrissey, D, Prince Albert Raiders 6′, 186lbs Left Handed 70GP 15-32-47 (+14) Good-Better-Best Comps: Andrew McDonald – Jonas Brodin – Tobias Enstrom With 13th overall, the Jets decided to reach again this year, taking offense-first defenceman Josh Morrissey. Kevin Cheveldayoff has shown his desire for mobility on the back end, but given the strong…

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The Future is Now: Draft Day in Jets Nation

  Photo by joseph a Short of running down the clock and letting their pick slide past, Kevin Cheveldayoff and Head Scout Marcel Comeau will be required to do something of note today. Patience has been the buzz word of this management team, ‘build from within’ its favoured mantra. Today, with 6 picks inside the…

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The Extra Attacker: Random Thoughts on the Jets

  Photo by Krazytea (wikicommons) Every week or two, I have a few thoughts. Most of the league – save the Jets – have started to make off-season moves in anticipation of the draft on Sunday. Trades, buyouts, and rumours galore in this edition of the Extra Attacker. Below is a smattering of my synaptic…

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Chevy Speaks!: Jets Press Conference

                          Photo by Leech44 (wikicommons)   Monday afternoon the silent lands that have been the MTS Center awoke, as Kevin Cheveldayoff took to the podium to announce a contract extension for head coach Claude Noel and face a plethora of questions from the…

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Jets Free Agents Judgement Day

Image courtesy glentamara, wiki commons Yeah I know the Draft is coming up. But I don’t feel like writing a prospect preview on this muggy night. Maybe it’s the heat, but I already previewed Max Domi, and that’s the guy I want them to select IF they don’t trade up a few spots. I feel like…

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Jonathan Bernier: A Missed Opportunity

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,…

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PRAY FOR CALGARY

  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

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…

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Jets Draft Preview – Max Domi

<br> 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…