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Artic Ice Hockey Jun 16, 2015

Pilot's Logbook: Ben Chiarot

As the off-season starts up, we are reviewing the players from last season. Up today: Ben Chiarot. Performance Ben Chiarot may be good. He had a good enough season that I stopped calling him Ben Chairot and started calling him Ben Chia-pet. In reality, Chiarot has shown that he can be a NHL level defender when playing alongside a defender playing at elite levels. Chiarot and Dustin Byfuglien formed a really strong pairing for the Winnipeg Jets this season, but with only 600 minutes played, it is hard to draw a firm conclusion on Chiarot as a player. Together, Chiarot and Byfuglien...
Artic Ice Hockey Jun 9, 2015

Pilot's Logbook: Dustin Byfuglien

Performance Dustin Byfuglien's play has been oft been compared to a roller-coaster. There are highs and lows, but there are also a boat load of thrills. This is usually applied in a micro sense, but it was true in more of a macro scale this year. Byfuglien started the season as a forward and when he was moved back to defense he dominated. Byfuglien dominated to the point that he was gaining some steam as an MVP candidate and he also found himself playing in the NHL All-star game. He did most of this while playing along side a rookie. Byfuglien's play trailed off some as the season...
Artic Ice Hockey Jun 4, 2015

Pilot's Logbook: Tyler Myers

Performance Tyler Myers is a bit of a funny case. He was a mess both on the paper and by the eye test in Buffalo, but he made some big waves post-trade with the Winnipeg Jets. Myers scored and he scored a lot. In what many are hoping is a return to form for the giant-sized defender, Myers piled up points. He finished the season first among Jets defenders in even strength scoring (per minute) and second to only Dustin Byfuglien across all minutes. It wasn't just the points that stood out. Myers smooth skating and incredible reach resulted in a number of eye popping plays. Myers was also...

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