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By The Numbers: Welcome Drew Stafford

View image | gettyimages.com One of the players who the Winnipeg Jets received as part of the return in the Evander Kane blockbuster on Wednesday was soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Drew Stafford.  It’s probably worth noting that Kevin Cheveldayoff had been rumoured to be pursuing Stafford previously, when Alexander Burmistrov was on the market. Chevy has finally gotten his…

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Why Tyler Myers isn’t much of an upgrade on Zach Bogosian

View image | gettyimages.com In case you slept in this morning, which I definitely didn’t do, the Winnipeg Jets made a big trade today.  No longer Kevin “no NHL player-for-player trades” Cheveldayoff, the Jets General Manager was able to move Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres. An interesting side plot though was the additional trade of young,…

Jets trade Evander Kane to Sabres in massive 7-player deal

View image | gettyimages.com The Winnipeg Jets have reportedly completed a trade that will send Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian, and unsigned goaltender Jason Kasdorf to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Brendan Lemieux, Joel Armia and a first round pick.  The deal is reportedly final and the trade call has been made,…

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What’s the cost of Dustin Byfuglien at forward versus defense

View image | gettyimages.com There’s no use arguing which Dustin Byfuglien is better. That battle is long over and gone. The All-Star defensemen version over the last two seasons surpasses the forward version in all measures: points per game, points per sixty, Corsi… even goal differentials. The team performs better with Byfuglien on ice as a defender than…

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Jets Nation Recap: That’s two!

The Winnipeg Jets knew a lot was on the line today and played that way. They came off strong in the first period, dominating in possession, chances, and shots, but Dubnyk kept Minnesota in it. The game ended up going into OT with a 1:1 score, and Byfuglien buried it with a sweet snipe for the…

Report: Sabres are the most aggressive team in pursuit of Evander Kane, potential deal could include Tyler Myers

View image | gettyimages.com With an eye towards accumulating assets to help them down the road, the Buffalo Sabres are reportedly among the most aggressive teams pursuing injured Winnipeg Jets power forward Evander Kane. Could a potential package that the Sabres might offer the Jets include Tyler Myers? It’s possible, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

Future NHEhlers – February 10th, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Welcome back to our second edition of Future NHEhlers, where we review all the latest in Jets non-AHL prospects and how they have been performing. I am currently writing from Helsinki, Finland where my body’s internal clock is screwed up and it is 30 degrees warmer than back in Ottawa. Read on past the…