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Losses Put Focus on Jets Lineup Decisions

Losses Put Focus on Jets Lineup Decisions

December 11th, 2017 For a few glorious weeks there, it seemed as if the Winnipeg Jets could do no wrong. Then they went on a quick road trip.It would be wrong to say that it all came unraveled during that road trip. Sure, they only took one of a possible six points from Tampa Bay, Florida and Detroit, but it's...
Perreault Brings Punch to Jets Fourth Line

Perreault Brings Punch to Jets Fourth Line

December 5th, 2017 Mathieu Perreault playing on the fourth line might not look ideal on paper, but on the ice, it's worked out pretty well for the Winnipeg Jets. After all, they finally have a fourth line that can bury pucks.For as long as the Jets have been the Jets, the goal has been to run three lines that can...

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October 30th, 2017
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It is already apparent that general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff and the Winnipeg Jets won the trade that sent power forward Evander Kane to the Buffalo Sabres in February of 2015. The Jets packaged Kane with rugged defender Zach Bogosian and goaltender Jason Kasdorf to the Sabres for Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, Brendan Lemieux and one of their three 2015 first-round draft picks.While Kane is enjoying a very successful campaign so far, he has mostly underwhelmed in Buffalo. Bogosian has been riddled with injuries playing in just 141 games in navy and gold since the deal. Meanwhile, Kasdorf is struggling to find minutes in the ECHL.Stafford has since left the Jets but the three other players still remain along with the first-round pick that turned into top-prospect, Jack Roslovic. Myers is a steady presence on the blue line. His monstrous frame and unique reach make him an excellent defender yet his long legs and impressive footwork help him on the offensive...
October 30th, 2017
Jets Goaltending

The Winnipeg Jets spent a lot of money in the offseason trying to solidify their goaltending, only for Connor Hellebuyck to do it on his own.Hellebuyck had poor numbers last season by any standard and the oft-repeated line of "even average goaltending would've had the Jets in the playoffs" rang true again. This year, he's turned it around and been anything but average.Crediting a new training regimen in the offseason, Hellebuyck has looked far different from the goaltender that was such a mess at times last year. Through five games, he's 4-0-1 with a 2.25 GAA and a .931 save percentage.https://twitter.com/BigPapiPegCity/status/923738253710254081Now, it goes without saying those numbers aren't entirely sustainable. Hellebuyck is not going to go the entire season without losing in regulation. His improved play is of huge importance, however, especially since the Jets have been outplayed in some of the games he's won, and since Steve Mason has had a terrible start in...
October 29th, 2017
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It has been more than six years since the Boston Bruins agreed to send Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart to the Atlanta Thrashers in exchange for Rich Peverley and Boris Valabik. At the time many felt the trade was a win for Peter Chiarelli and company, as the veteran winger played a key role in helping the club win the 2011 Stanley Cup and some still believe that to be true to this day.The beauty with so much time having elapsed since the swap was made, is the history we can now look back on to help determine who came out on the better end of the deal..and it has been some time. It may not seem like it has been that long but the Thrashers haven’t been a thing in the NHL since the end of the 2011-12 season when the franchise left town and became the second incarnation of the Winnipeg Jets. Bruins Paid a Steep Price Of the four players who were involved in the trade, Wheeler is the only one currently playing in the NHL and still has plenty of gas left in the tank. As of this...
October 26th, 2017
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Entering this season, the primary concern for the Winnipeg Jets was discipline, which has been their kryptonite year after year. It seemed whenever things were going right for the Jets, undisciplined plays would be their undoing and cost them valuable points.Now, almost a month into the season, the Jets find themselves in a very unfamiliar position ranking 30th overall in total penalty minutes and 29th in minor penalties, two areas in which they have found themselves inside the top-ten of during each of the last four seasons.The season is early, but with the team's realization that it is either now or never for this group to take a step forward, there is reason to believe that this trend should continue.The Jets' still harbour a number of intimidating individuals including Dustin Byfuglien, Tyler Myers, and captain Blake Wheeler, who certainly won't shy away from the rough stuff.An extremely intelligent move was to bring in former NHL referee Paul Devorski to work...

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Teemu Selanne's Unbreakable Record

This article was originally published in November, 2009.Everyone has a sports record locked in their mind that will live with them forever. Somebody asks a question regarding it; you automatically yell out the player, year, stats and what they accomplished that was so incredible.For myself,... September 26th, 2017