Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #29 Jakub Zboril

There aren’t many holes in #NHLDraft eligible d-man Jakub Zboril’s game ~ http://t.co/mAjFATP8kH pic.twitter.com/NusjKNHmhy — Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) June 15, 2015 While all the talk in this upcoming draft is centred around Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, 2015 could become the year of the defenseman given the huge crop of talented CHLers available. We’ve already…

Nation Network Prospect Profiles: #30 Pavel Zacha

View image | gettyimages.com To be completely honest and up front, I think we’ve underrated Pavel Zacha fairly significantly. The massive Czech centreman fell well short of lofty expectations in his first full season in North America, but has still garnered enough recognition within the scouting community to get top-10 consideration in 2015. Join us…

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #5 Paul Martin

Photo Credit: Charles LeClaire/USA TODAY Sports This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy! Paul Martin, 34, is getting a bit long in the tooth, but he remains a sturdy defensive defender with the ability to transition the puck and…

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Jets sign Ben Chiarot to 2-year, $1.7 million contract

Photo Credit: USA TODAY Sports / Tom Szczerbowski On the heels of Anthony Peluso’s head scratching contract extension, the Winnipeg Jets continued to lock up restricted players this week by agreeing to terms on Thursday with quietly effective 24-year-old blue-liner Ben Chiarot.  The deal is worth $1.7 million in total, which the club disclosed, and will…

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How much money is Anthony Peluso worth?

View image | gettyimages.com Welcome back to our contract evaluation series, looking at what we should expect the Winnipeg Jets’ unrestricted and restricted free agents earn given how statistically similar players were paid. Using WAR-on-Ice‘s Euclidian Distance application produced by Manny, we will produce a list of similarly aged players who who are comparable in: goal production, assist production, point production,…