Jets Roster Update: Opening Night Line-up

Forwards

There are 11 forwards who had NHL jobs locked up from the beginning: Ladd, Little, Wheeler, Kane, Burmistrov, Antropov, Slater, Thorburn, Glass, Wellwood, and Fehr. With Fehr on IR, the Jets were looking for 3 players to fill out their forward group.

The only other forwards who remain in camp are Cormier, Bodie, Maxwell, Pesonen, Gregoire, McArdle and Gagnon (both hurt), and of course, Mark Scheifele. Tim Stapleton played last night, but was placed on waivers today, meaning he’ll be playing with the Ice Caps in St. John’s. That tells me one thing: Mark Scheifele just made the team. Continue reading

Jets Player Profile: Evander Kane

Kane in his days with the WHL’s Vancouver Giants

At 20 years of age, Kane is already entering his third season in the NHL. While he may not have broken into the league at such a young age on a stronger club, it still speaks to the supreme talent and physical maturity that Kane displayed as an 18 year old. His calling cards are simple yet classic: big and fast, with sweet hands and a hard shot. He can dangle, he can take the puck hard to the net, and he plays with an edge. Evander Kane has game breaking talent; he is the forward around whom our offence should be built. Continue reading