Prospect Pulse: The Right Path

Over the last month or so, I have been reviewing the Jets’ prospects and trying to get up to speed with each kid’s developmental path, issues that have come to light since they were drafted/signed and then trying to extrapolate where they are headed as a player. Running parallel to this research is my interest […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Columns,Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse on August 11, 2011

Prospect Pulse: Jason Kasdorf

After leaving Tom Reid’s in downtown St. Paul following the draft, Remis, Ezra and I had the opportunity to meet the Kasdorf family.  They were very friendly and engaging, as well as thrilled that Jason was selected by the Jets.  Since that meeting, I have been following Kasdorf, a Winnipeg native, a little more closely […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Columns,Jets Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Puck Prospectus Column,Winnipeg Jets on August 9, 2011

Prospect Pulse: Akim Aliu

Of all the current or former Jets’ prospects, Akim Aliu just may be the most famous (infamous?). As a 16-year old, Aliu had a much publicized on-ice altercation with teammate Steve Downie, stemming from Aliu’s refusal to participate in rookie hazing. Sticks were swung, teeth were lost, both parties were suspended and Aliu was eventually traded […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Columns,Jets Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Southeast Division,Winnipeg Jets on August 2, 2011

Prospect Pulse: John Albert

Having just completed (along with @icEzra) a lengthy breakdown of all the Jets prospects, the one guy I kept coming back to with interest was John Albert.  Recently signed by the Jets out of Ohio State, this college centre appears to have many solid hockey attributes bubbling under the surface.  Of all the second-tier prospects […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Columns,Jets Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Winnipeg Jets on July 26, 2011

Winnipeg Jets Prospect Pulse: Jason Gregoire

Illegal Curve first noted the possibility that former University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux standout (and Winnipeg native) Jason Gregoire may sign with the Jets several weeks ago. Lo and behold, the former Islander 3rd rounder is now Jets’ property. Gregoire, who played his junior hockey for the Winnipeg South Blues and Lincoln Stars prior to moving on […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Columns,Jets Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Winnipeg Jets on July 12, 2011

Prospect Pulse: Report Card Time

A few weeks ago I posted a Prospect Pulse, entitled “Starting Point”, which explored how Illegal Curve would grade each season’s draft/signings.  Since the Jets did not have an opportunity to sign college free-agents this spring, this first grade will be based solely on the draft.  For reference, we have included the grades given to […]

Posted by Kyle Kosior in Columns,Jets Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Winnipeg Jets on June 28, 2011