Why The Winnipeg Jets Were Winners On Deadline Day

The Jets stood pat and did nothing at the NHL Trade Deadline — but is that really a bad thing?

On the weekend, I wrote an article where I said I suspected the Jets might be buyers at the deadline and listed five players I thought they should go after.  Two of those five players ended up being moved, but neither of them to Winnipeg.  In fact, the Jets didn’t make a single move.  But was it really wise to do NOTHING when you’re a hockey club on the cusp of making the playoffs?  Perhaps some added players can push you into the playoffs?  Once you’re at the dance, can’t anything happen? While this is all true, GM Kevin Cheveldayoff made the right decision to stay idle on Monday. [Read more…]

Nicholas Ritchie: 2014 Top Prospect

NickRitchie150Nicholas Ritchie —

League:  OHL     Team:  Peterborough Petes

Position:  LW      Shoots:  Left

DOB:  Dec. 5, 1995     Birthplace:  Orangeville, ON

Height:  6’3     Weight:  230

2012-13 Stats:  Games: 41   G: 18   A:  17  Pts:  35  PIM: 50   Plus/Minus: -10

2013-14 Stats:  Games: 61   G: 39   A:  35  Pts:  74  PIM: 136   Plus/Minus:  -4

Nicholas Ritchie plays in the Ontario Hockey League for the Peterborough Petes.

Winnipeg Hockey Talk’s evaluations of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft top prospects continue today with our featured prospect Nick Ritchie. [Read more…]

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