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

More on Ivan Telegin

Illegal Curve had the chance to get a quick late-night scouting report on newly signed Winnipeg Jets Center Ivan Telegin. Courtesy of Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus: ” (Telegin’s)a toolsy forward who has a lot going for him. He’s a big guy who at times can dominate physically, and has a decent skill set for […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in General Jets News,Jets Prospect Pulse,Winnipeg Jets on July 26, 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

Sneak Peek- Winnipeg Jets Prospects Already in the System

Illegal Curve Scouting Correspondent Kyle Kosior and I have been working on a comprehensive Winnipeg Jets Prospects article for a book/magazine that will be available this fall. Here is a sneak peek of a prospect report I wrote on goaltender Edward Pasquale. Edward Pasquale- G (4th round, 117th overall in 2009 from Saginaw Spirit of the OHL)– […]

Posted by Ezra Ginsburg in Columns,Jets Columns,Jets Prospect Pulse,Prospect Pulse,Winnipeg Jets on July 25, 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