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Jets All Out:
Mark Scheifele, 20, C, 6'2, 194 lbs
Last Year's Ranking: 21
This Year's Ranking: 18
The first thing that comes to my mind when I see Mark Scheifele's junior stats is that they aren't overly impressive, but still pretty good.
Three seasons leading the Barrie Colts from a cellar dweller to the penthouse (although no trip to the Memorial Cup), Scheifele's farewell tour in Barrie was impressive - 79 points in 45 games - and add to that a strong playoff run that saw the Jets pick scorch opposition netminders with 41 points in only 21 playoff games averaging nearly two points a game.
If it were only 22 playoff games, the Colts may have gone farther - but that's behind Scheifele.
He has bigger goals.
Throughout training camp and pre-season, Scheifele has been touted as the man to take over the second line from Olli Jokinen and play a more setup/playmaking style (which is his style...
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from Ed Tait of the Winnipeg Free Press,
It's right there in black and white in the National Hockey League's coaches' handbook:
Don't gush too early and too much about rookies until the real bullets start flying.
And so it was late Thursday -- not long after the Boston Bruins' 3-2 overtime victory over the Winnipeg Jets -- when Claude Noel clamped...
Zach Redmond, 25, D, 6'2, 205 lbs
Last Year's Ranking: Honourable Mention
This Year's Ranking: 17
Al Montoya, 28, G, 6'2, 203 lbs
Last Year's Ranking: 14
This Year's Ranking: 16
This year's seventeenth and sixteenth ranked players are two players in the Winnipeg Jets organization...
Paul Postma, 26, RW, 6'0, 195 lbs
Last Year's Ranking: 22
This Year's Ranking: 19
For Paul Postma, the 2013-14 season holds as much promise as it does questions.
For the Winnipeg Jets, the most telling question is whether he is fit to be a full-time NHL defenseman 82 games a year.
In 34 games last season...
1 p.m.: Friday is a good day. Not only does Friday signal the end of the work week, but Friday also signals the end of the preseason schedule for the Bruins, which means regular-season hockey around the corner.
There are still some decisions to be made in terms of the roster for opening night — the B’s open their schedule Thursday against Tampa Bay — and those players in limbo...
5 p.m.: One week from Thursday, the Bruins’ regular season will begin. Before that, though, there’s still some preseason business to take care of, and that continues Thursday night against a former conference rival.
The Bruins will take on the Winnipeg Jets twice over the next two nights beginning with Tuesday’s tilt in Winnipeg. The first game of the two-game “series”...
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So all that remains is a group team-building session in Banff, some cuts or reassignments and then on Tuesday night the season begins for the Winnipeg Jets. The pre-season did not end on any kind of definitive or positive note for the team and once again fans and media alike are left wondering âwho is this team?â
It really is the only...
Jim Slater, 30, C, 6'0, 200 lbs
Last Year's Ranking: 15
This Year's Ranking: 15
Michael Frolik, 25, LW, 6'1, 198 lbs
Last Year's Ranking: (w/ Chicago Blackhawks)
This Year's Ranking: 14
It's fitting that the fifteenth and fourteenth best players on the Winnipeg Jets are both...
Dustin Byfuglien of the Winnipeg Jets is the #4 defense points-only hockey pool pick. He is an American born player who is 28 years old. He is an intimidating big man on the blue line. He was originally a forward and converted to a defenseman. He can get in the dirty areas and has been a steady point producer his whole career. A downside to drafting is in the past he has been out of