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Eclectic Eighteen: Top Younger UFA Defensemen Desirable for the Jets

    Using a combination of useful websites including specific tools from www.capgeek.com and mainly www.behindthenet.ca I was able to rank unrestricted free agent defenseman on the right side of 30 years old (with some exceptions) to help determine which players that the Winnipeg Jets or other teams should consider signing come the July 1,…

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Jets in review – Outshooting

                  The always excellent Eric T. of NHL Numbers and Broad Street Hockey has a piece out this morning that once again shows the tight correlation between scoring chances and Fenwick (shots on goal plus misseed shots) attempts, and that post makes for a nice jumping off…

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Jets Win Big With First Pick Trouba

    When the International Scouting Service handed out their May 30th, 2012 rankings, Rochester, Minnesota native Jacob Trouba was ranked fifth ahead of the likes of Matt Dumba, Rielly Morgan, and Griffin Reinhart. However, Central Scouting ranked him ninth behind those same defensemen. Whatever the ranking, the Jets have won big with selecting the…

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Nation Radio – June 23, 2012 Entry Draft Edition

    The 2012 Entry Draft was a wild one, with an unexpected run on defenders in the top-10, the Jordan Staal and Luke Schenn trades as well as Calgary making the biggest risk/reward pick in the first round. The Nation had no less than five people on the ground in Pittsburgh watching the action…

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Draft 2012 – Monstrosity

                  The NHL draft has ended for another year, and now that the new blood has been obtained, it’s time for a brief review of today’s proceedings from a Winnipeg POV. After the jump, a famous name and a slightly infamous goalie lead today’s talking points.

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The Five Top-Ranked Players Left At The 2012 NHL Draft

The first round of this year’s draft saw some surprising selections. At the very top, Nail Yakupov went first overall as the Oilers opted for the consensus best player, but there were reaches and slides sprinkled throughout. Filip Forsberg, ranked 2nd on the consensus list, fell to 11; Teuvo Teravainen was pegged as a top-10…

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2012 Draft- Missed connections, part two

                Greetings from balmy Pittsburgh, where the opening round of the 2012 draft is in the books, and after a placid first few picks, a bit of chaos insued, with the Jets making a choice in the midst of things that feels like a bit of a cop-out.

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