Draft 2016: Jets hope to find extra value in Luke Green

Embed from Getty Images The Winnipeg Jets drafted the right-handed shooting, puck-moving Luke Green 79th overall. He is considered a solid offensive defensemen and has produced respectable numbers with 35 points in 61 games. His production becomes even more interesting, though, when you dissect things further and Green may be even better than what the surface…

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Report: Jets among teams showing interest in Kyle Okposo

Photo Credit: Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports New York Islanders beat writer Arthur Staple tweeted earlier today that the Jets are one of the teams that have reached out to Kyle Okposo’s camp here at the start of the UFA interview period. Sounds like no shortage of suitors for Kyle Okposo now that UFA contact window has opened….

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Draft 2016: Jets select Luke Green at 79th overall

Embed from Getty Images The Winnipeg Jets select Luke Green 79th overall from the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL. The 79th pick came as part of the swap of picks when the Jets traded their 22nd and 36th overall in search of Logan Stanley.

2016 Draft: Round two… Fight!

Embed from Getty Images It’s day number two of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo, New York. Teams once again will gather to take turns in selecting which players are forced to go through their organization if they wish to hold a NHL career (unless traded). The Winnipeg Jets get ready to make the…

Draft 2016: Jets hope to beat the odds with Logan Stanley

Embed from Getty Images It was a pretty exciting moment as Gary Bettman announced the Winnipeg Jets were moving up four selections to get their guy. The Jets then took to the podium and chose Logan Stanley 18th overall. The truth is very few low scoring defensemen make the NHL, and even fewer are plus…

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Draft 2016: Night One Thoughts

Night one of the NHL draft is in the books, and after a sensible start, Kevin Cheveldayoff took a gamble with the team’s second selection in round one in order to shore up a perceived weakness in the organization. That move is one that will almost certainly lead to more questions about the team’s mindset, even…

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2016 Draft: First Round Selections SEAL-Adjusted Scoring Ranking

Embed from Getty Images We’ve talked quite a bit lately on how important scoring is in determining how likely a draft pick will succeed. Scoring is a huge signal in determine which prospects will likely make it to the NHL and how high of an upside they have. Even most of the defensive players in…