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David Aebischer

Posted: March 27, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Winnipeg Jets

AP Photo/Rick Havner

The Good: David Aebsicher, a Swiss native, has impressed scouts with his poise. He has quick reflexes and an eagerness to learn and get better. He has done a good job handling pressure well (such as taking over for Patrick Roy in Colorado). Scouts like his poise and range in net. Aebischer  brings a more veteran presence to the Winnipeg organization, as he has been to the dance before and has won a Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche in 2001. He has also posted a 30-plus win season to boot, and has done much better than scouts ever expected of him. He is currently splitting time with two other goalies in the AHL with the St.John’s Ice Caps, and may possibly see some more time in the NHL if injuries occur.  (more…)


Winnipeg Jets Depth Chart

Posted: February 27, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Depth Charts, Winnipeg Jets
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  1. Ondrej Pavelec
  2. Chris Mason
  3. Peter Mannino
  4. Christopher Carrozzi
  5. Edward Pasquale
  6. Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel
  7. Jason Kasdorf

Chris Mason

Posted: February 15, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Winnipeg Jets

(Photo by Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

The Good: Mason is a hard-working veteran who’s shown great determination in his career. It took him eight years of pro hockey before he made it the NHL, and another three before he became a starter. He always makes the most of his opportunities, and he’ll be a good mentor because he’ll challenge the young star without overshadowing him. He should play 25-30 games and will be a good second option in net should Pavelec falter at any point. He has strong legs, which help him move well laterally.   (more…)

Ondrej Pavelec

Posted: February 15, 2012 by Steven Ellis in Winnipeg Jets

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The Good: Pavelec has a good size, which helps him to cover a good amount of the net. He possesses decent skating skills and adequate lateral movement. He plays a quality butterfly style, displays strong athleticism and flexibility. As for the mental side he is calm and also has solid focus and mental toughness. Pavelec shows above-average reading of plays and anticipation; he challenges the shooter well. He has solid reflexes and quickness and is tough to beat on initial shots. Pavelec orientates in traffic well, handles rebounds and plays the angles adequately well. He owns the capability of stealing games by himself and never quits on a play. (more…)