The Breakaway Woes of Nikolaj Ehlers

With his blazing speed, shifty hands, and ability to lose defenders it’s no surprise Nikolaj Ehlers would get more breakaways than the average forward. What might surprise you is that he hardly ever converts on them.


The Rise Of Sami Niku

At the end of the 2015 draft, the Winnipeg Jets made no headlines by drafting Sami Niku 198th overall. Just under three years later, Niku may be the steal of the draft. With 27 points in 38 games in first AHL season with the Manitoba Moose, Niku has the potential to be the kind of…


Jets Must Resist Temptation With Jack Roslovic

With Jack Roslovic tearing the AHL apart and sitting second in league scoring, it must surely be tempting for the Jets to recall him at the earliest possible opportunity. The Jets, however, are a patient team with their prospects. That patience will have to carry over to Roslovic, who is lighting up the AHL and making…


Moose Finding Success Raiding U-Sports Ranks

The best scouting staffs find the best players to fill holes in the lineup, no matter what league they’re in. In the last couple of seasons, the Manitoba Moose have found some help in an unusual place. Men’s U-Sports (formally CIS) hockey hasn’t traditionally been a hotbed of future pros, but in recent years a…


Time For The Jets To Do Right By Nic Petan

For a draft-and-develop franchise like the Winnipeg Jets, Nic Petan should have been a triumph. A diminutive but ultra-skilled forward who fell to the second round of the draft in 2013, Petan was scooped up alertly by the Jets and proceeded to dominate the junior circuit for the next two years. His junior career included two…


No, the Winnipeg Jets are not This Year’s Avalanche

Hockey is perhaps more unpredictable than any other sport ahead of the season, but there’s one thing I’m prepared to bet on in 2017-18: the Winnipeg Jets won’t be this year’s Colorado Avalanche. For those wondering why the comparison exists at all, a recent Sportsnet article by Sean McIndoe, of Down Goes Brown Twitter fame…


What’s the Ceiling on Joel Armia?

Joel Armia is a study in contrast. He shows flashes of brilliance at times, not only with terrific hands but great puck protection and cycling ability. He has the pedigree of a first round pick in 2011, and at times shows the skill to match. He has proven to be a beast shorthanded, leading the…


Jets Should Pursue Will Butcher

It’s not every day the reigning Hobey Baker winner is on the open market, and when one is, as Will Butcher will be, plenty of teams will come calling. One of those teams should be the Jets. Butcher announced earlier this month that he will be testing the UFA market after August 15, following four…