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Recapping The 2018 Draft With GIFs

I personally am not a big fan of grading a draft in any sport – especially within the 24 hours of said draft – so if you’re looking for grades, I’m sorry but I can’t do that. (I will however have some links below to other people’s grades with some comments of my own, so…

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Winnipeg Jets Select Jared Moe & Austin Wong To Finish the Day

The Winnipeg Jets wrapped up their 2018 draft day by selecting Jared Moe & Austin Wong with their 6th and 7th round picks. Jared Moe is a 6’3″, 205 lbs, 18 year old goalie from Minnesota. Moe was ranked 97th by hockeyprospect.com and was ranked 10th among North American netminders by NHL Central Scouting. Moe…

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Winnipeg Jets Select Nathan Smith With the 91st Pick

The Winnipeg Jets select Nathan Smith with the 91st pick in the third round of the draft. Nathan Smith is a 19 year old Centre, who is 6’0″ and 174 lbs. Smith was ranked 92nd by hockeyprospect.com and 165th by Future Considerations. Smith played the 2017-18 season with Cedar Rapids RoughRiders  of the USHL and…

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Winnipeg Jets Select David Gustafsson With 60th Pick

The Winnipeg Jets have selected David Gustafsson with the 60th pick in the second round of the NHL Draft. Gustafsson is a 6’2″, 196lbs, Centre that spent the 2017-18 season with HV71 in the SHL. Gustafsson’s ranking was all over the map coming into the draft. Canucks Army had him listed as the 27th best…

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Do’s and Don’t’s of Draft Day

The NHL Entry Draft is right around the corner which signals the time of year where teams are letting go of the past and embracing the future. There is huge anticipation as franchises can drastically alter their future in a matter of hours with a great pick or a monumental trade. Although the spotlight will…

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Jets Nation Podcast: Draft Preview 2018

It’s the most exciting time in a young hockey player’s life. The course of their future will be guided by the selections made this weekend at the NHL entry draft in Dallas. With the main philosophy of the Winnipeg Jets being “draft and develop”, this is a key weekend for the organization. Who will they…

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Pilot’s Logbook 17-18: Paul Stastny

Paul Stastny stepped into a key role right away for the Winnipeg Jets and was an important contributor at the end of the season during the lengthy playoff run. Today’s Pilot’s Logbook will take a look at the player who made the biggest news when acquired at the NHL trade deadline.

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Jets Just Miss Out On Awards

Once again the Winnipeg Jets came up frustratingly on the short end of a desired result in Las Vegas. Three Jets were named finalists for the annual NHL awards that were handed out Wednesday night, but two finished second in voting (the Mark Messier award doesn’t get voted on) and two more Jets also picked…

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WWYDW: Do You Draft For Need Or Best Available?

When it comes to the first handful of picks in the NHL Entry Draft, you’d have to be crazy not to pick the best available kids at the spot you’re up at. In 2016, the Winnipeg Jets had a pretty nice collection of good, young talented forwards already and likely needed to add to their…

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Pilot’s Logbook 17-18: Tobias Enstrom

One year after bailing the Winnipeg Jets out of a massive jam at the Expansion Draft by waiving his No Movement Clause which helped GM Kevin Cheveldayoff protect as many young players as possible, Tobias Enstrom ended the toughest season of his professional career – and all but likely his 11 years as a member…

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