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Trades and the Expansion Draft

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2017-05-19

There will be trades in the lead up to the expansion draft. The Winnipeg Jets are in great shape heading into the off-season in the land of the salary cap. Unlike previous off-seasons this one poses a unique opportunity for the Jets. As mentioned yesterday, there are some teams looking at moving a good player that they are unable to protect in the expansion draft. The Jets on the other hand have space to trade for a good player and still protect them. This means that the Jets can use some assets and acquire players that they can protect in the expansion draft for less than that same player might cost on a regular trade market. The Jets can and should look into acquiring players that other teams need to trade lest they risk losing them to Las Vegas with no compensation. In the end, the Jets can pro

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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2017-05-19

Latest Winnipeg Jets news.

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Mark Scheifele scores goal and adds an assist in Canada’s 2-1 quarterfinal victory over Germany at IIHF Men’s World Championship

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2017-05-18

Though he has been relatively quiet statistically, Mark Scheifele filled the scoresheet in Canada’s quarterfinal win over Germany. After winning gold at the 2016 IIHF Men’s Championships in Russia, there was much anticipation that Winnipeg Jets’ centre Mark Scheifele would be one of the key offensive threats for Team Canada at this year’s tournament. It was during the 2016 edition of this tournament that Scheifele was paired with Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone and Buffalo Sabres forward Ryan O’Reilly, forming a potent second line . The trio combined for ten goals and seventeen assists en route to Canada’s second of back-to-back gold medal performances. Fast forward to this year and Scheifele’s stat line has been much quieter. Garnering first line minutes alongside Colorado A

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Pilot’s Logbook: Nic Petan

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2017-05-18

The Winnipeg Jets’ 2016-2017 disappointing season finally ended. While the extent of disappointment may be subjective from individual-to-individual dependent on expectations, fans without a single franchise playoff win prefer their seasons to carry some post-season excitement. So, what went wrong? What went well? How do the Jets measure up against their competition? Which areas actually...

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Canada beats Germany, will play Russia in semifinals

Source: Sportsnet
Date: 2017-05-18

COLOGNE, Germany — Mark Scheifele and Jeff Skinner scored to lead Canada to a 2-1 win over Germany in quarter-final action Thursday at the world hockey championship. Scheifele opened the scoring on Canada’s first power play of the game and Skinner scored in the second period as Canada overcame a fired-up German team and a deafening sold-out crowd at Lanxess Arena in Cologne. Canada will face Russia in Cologne in Saturday’s semifinals. Both teams traded chances in a high-tempo first period as the Germans, who beat Latvia in a shootout Tuesday to qualify for the medal round for a second straight year, weren’t afraid to play a physical game against Canada. Scheifele finally put the two-time defending champions on the board with 2:49 to play in the opening frame when he roofed a Ryan O’Reilly pass from behind the net over sprawling German netminder Philipp Grubauer. In the second period, Canada outshot Germany 20-0 before Dennis Seidenberg d

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Winnipeg Jets 2015 6th rounder Mason Appleton named Michigan State captain

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2017-05-18

Jets prospect will wear the C for the Sparatans next season.

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Scheifele named Kitchener-Waterloo athlete of the year

Source: Winnipeg Free Press
Date: 2017-05-18

Star centre Mark Scheifele of the NHL's Winnipeg Jets has been named the Kitchener-Waterloo and area athlete of the year for 2016. Scheifele, a 24-year-old Kitchener, Ont., product, is currently playing ......

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An Expansion Draft Explanaple

Source: Arctic Ice Hockey
Date: 2017-05-18

An explanation of some of the finer points of the expansion draft and an example of who the Jets might protect in the two different expansion scenarios. The NHL Expansion Draft for the Vegas Golden Knights has some odd and fun rules that teams have to follow. As most fans know by now teams can protect seven forwards, three defenceman, and one goalie or nine total players, one of which has to be a goalie. How teams handle these configuration rules while balancing rules around no movement clauses, experience, injuries, and contracts is where it gets interesting. There are already rumblings that good players like Nino Niederreiter could be traded because of the expansion draft. How can a team handle the two different scenarios? Let’s look at the Jets and figure it out. Scenario One: Seve

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Winnipeg Jets Morning Papers

Source: Illegal Curve Hockey
Date: 2017-05-18

Latest Winnipeg Jets news.

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Pilot’s Logbook: Ben Chiarot

Source: Jets Nation
Date: 2017-05-17

The Winnipeg Jets’ 2016-2017 disappointing season finally ended. While the extent of disappointment may be subjective from individual-to-individual dependent on expectations, fans without a single franchise playoff win prefer their seasons to carry some post-season excitement. So, what went wrong? What went well? How do the Jets measure up against their competition? Which areas actually...

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